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Feb 01, 2015 - Human Shields

Palestinian Children Being Used as Human Shields

Since April 2004, DCI-Palestine has documented 20 cases involving Palestinian children being used as human shields by the Israeli army. Nineteen of the 20 cases have occurred after the Israeli High Court of Justice ruled the practice to be illegal in October 2005.

# Initials Date of incident Age at incident Nature of incident
1 M.B. 15-Apr-04 13 Tied to the bonnet of a military jeep for four hours during clashes.
2 S.T. 2-May-06 16 Forced to walk in front of soldiers and enter a house in search of combatants.
3 A.E 26-Feb-07 15 Forced at gunpoint to walk in front of soldiers during clashes.
4 J.D. 28-Feb-07 11 Forced at gunpoint to walk in front of soldiers and enter an abandoned house in search of combatants.
5 I.M. 11-Apr-07 14 Forced to sit for 15 minutes on the bonnet of a jeep during clashes.
6 O.G. 11-Apr-07 15 Forced to sit for 10 minutes on the bonnet of a jeep during clashes.
7 R.N. 11-Jul-07 14 Wounded whilst being forced to evacuate a house.
8 A.S. 4-Jan-09 14 Detained for 10 days and forced to search houses during war in Gaza.
9 A.A. 5-Jan-09 15 Detained close to military operations for four days during war in Gaza.
10 A.A. 5-Jan-09 16 Detained close to military operations for four days during war in Gaza.
11 N.A. 5-Jan-09 17 Detained close to military operations for four days during war in Gaza.
12 K.A. 5-Jan-09 15 Detained close to military operations for four days during war in Gaza.
13 H.A. 5-Jan-09 12 Detained close to military operations for four days during war in Gaza.
14 M.R. 15-Jan-09 9 Forced at gunpoint to search bags thought to contain explosives during war in Gaza.
15 D.A. 18-Feb-10 16 Forced at gunpoint to search for a weapon.
16 S.A. 16-Apr-10 14 Forced at gunpoint to walk in front of soldiers during clashes.
17 N.A. 19-Aug-10 13 Forced at gunpoint to walk in front of soldiers and enter a house in search of combatants.
18 M.H. 21-Feb-12 15 Forced to shield soldiers from stone-throwing.
19 M.M. 21-Feb-12 16 Forced to shield soldiers from stone-throwing.
20 M.W. 17-Feb-13 9 Forced at gunpoint to walk in front of soldiers during clashes.
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