Father and son used as human shields in Nablus
Nablus, (Palestine News Network):
Israeli forces are still using Palestinians as human shields in the West Bank. Yesterday in Nablus soldiers forced a Palestinian man and his son to act as human shields during an arrest campaign in Balata Refugee Camp.
The Israeli Supreme Court recently banned the internationally illegal practice.
And an Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, issued a report indicating that Palestinians were still being used after the ruling. It cited several incidents in Nablus’ Old City during the Israeli operation coined “Winter Heat,” which caused the Israeli military to open an investigation.
On Thursday morning Israeli forces broke into 48 year old Jasir Abu Seris’ home in Balata Refugee Camp. Abu Seris reported that Israeli soldiers forced him and his son to go with them to arrest a neighbor’s son.
He said that the Israelis held his entire family in one room at gunpoint, including a six month old baby, at 4:00 am.