18 April 2002
Adalah Demands that Attorney General's Office Compel Israeli Army to Stop Using Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields
Today, Adalah Staff Attorney Marwan Dalal sent a pre-petition to the Attorney General's office demanding that the office compel the Israeli army to stop using Palestinian civilians as human shields in its military operations. Although the army has previously denied the use of Palestinians as human shields, an article published today by Ha'aretz military correspondent Amos Harel, titled "More Testimonies: The IDF is Using Palestinians to Search Homes of Suspects," revealed that this practice has been and is currently in use. The article quotes an Israeli army reserve officer stating that the army employs this practice in its operations, including recent operations in the Jenin refugee camp.