Gaza 'human shield' case in court

Israeli soldiers accused of forcing Palestinian boy to carry out life-threatening tasks.

    Two Israeli soldiers will face charges in a court that they used a young Palestinian boy as a human shield during the country's three-week bombardment of Gaza in 2008-2009.

    Majed al-Rubah, 10, says soldiers forcibly took him from his family and made him carry out life-threatening tasks during military operations.

    Many other Palestinians say they have gone through similiar experiences, but this is only the second time Israel has brought charges against its own soldiers.

    Human-rights groups have accused Israel of committing numerous war crimes against Palestinians during the war on Gaza - in which nearly 1,400 people have died and most of the enclave was left in ruins.

    Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Talal al Hawa, al-Rubah's neighbourhood in Gaza. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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