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Whatever Israel says, why it is impossible for Hamas to use human shields in Gaza

Israel has a pathological disregard for the humanity of Palestinians and you can’t use human shields against an enemy that doesn’t recognise you as human.

WHAT does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target.

The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow solder locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others.

— Sarah Gillespie

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if hamas was using human shields then israel would have the moral responsibility to stop bombing and find a different way.

but they don’t so

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