Israel accused of using farmers as human shields

By Jason Koutoukis in Gaza City
Updated November 8 2012 - 10:59am, first published January 27 2009 - 1:44am
Raed al-Athamna stands by the ruins of his destroyed house in Gaza.

METHODS used by the Israel Defence Forces in their assault on the Gaza Strip have raised questions about whether Israeli military commanders authorised the use of Palestinians as human shields - a charge Israel has repeatedly made against Hamas.

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