Elite Iraeli Army Hiding Behind Kids:
Mohammed was tied to the jeep by police
IDF Cowards to appeal human shield ban
The Israeli Defence Ministry will appeal against a supreme court ruling banning the use of Palestinian human shields in raids, officials said.
The practice of using human shields is against international law
Human rights groups have frequently condemned the use of human shields.
The Israeli military believes that the use of Palestinian civilians can often defuse a tense situation.
Mr Mofaz is also set to argue that alternative methods of apprehending suspects, such as through the use of bulldozers, would endanger the lives of both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians, a military source said.
The Israeli supreme court issued its formal ruling last week, saying the practice violates international law.
It had already issued a temporary injunction against the practice in 2002 after a teenager was killed when troops made him negotiate with a wanted militant.
The court ruled out both the placing of civilians in front of soldiers on operations and an "early warning" procedure employed by the army.
In this practice, the Israeli army would force local Palestinians to approach the homes of militants and ask them to surrender.
Independent: Israeli use of 'human shields' is judged illegal
The Israeli army practice of using Palestinian civilians as "human shields" to protect them during arrest operations has been declared illegal by the country's Supreme Court.
A number of Palestinian civilians have been killed and wounded while being used this way.
During mass arrest raids in the West Bank, the Israeli army has often employed the tactic of using Palestinian civilians as human shields, forcing them, often at gunpoint, to approach the homes or hideouts of wanted militants.
In some cases the civilians have been caught in the crossfire and killed.
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