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US Accuses UN of Gaza Bias

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

The United States has reacted angrily to a UN report accusing Israel of committing war crimes in its recent 23-day war on the besieged Gaza, including the use of children as human shields.

“We’ve expressed our concern many times about the special rapporteur’s views on dealing with that question, and we’ve found the rapporteur’s views to be anything but fair,” State Department Spokesman Robert Wood said in a press briefing on Monday, March 23.

Source: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/news.php?id=6be08e986a4d0e7bac53f162925eab9b&mode=details#6be08e986a4d0e7bac53f162925eab9b

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IDF troops used 11-year-old boy as human shield in Gaza

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 23, 2009

“IDF troops ordered the boy to walk in front of soldiers being fired on in the Gaza neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa and enter buildings before them, said the UN secretary-general’s envoy for protecting children in armed conflict.”

Source:  http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1073243.html