Desperately trying to justify the killing of unarmed protesters, Israel once again uses its ‘human shields’ mantra.
Nicola Perugini is lecturer in international relations at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. He is the co-author of ... The Human Right to Dominate.
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