Monday, January 07, 2008

Israel using Arab-Israeli citizens as human shields

Jonathon Cook reported on this before but now The Human Rights Association (who Cook says is a reputable groups) have published a report analysing the siting of soldiers, artillery, tanks, weapons factories etc in Arab villages. In his article Cook talks about the strong correlation between Lebanese rocket strikes in civilian areas and the presence of Israeli military in those areas, although it was not limited to Arab villages.

Particularly interesting is the fact that Arabs may not work in arms factories, so there is no good legitimate reason to build them in Arab towns. Illegitimate reasons could include the appropriation of Arab lands and the use of Arabs as human shields.

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