December 02, 2010

Human shield case update

News in from the only democracy in the Middle East.  Israeli soldiers found guilty of using a 9 year old as a human shield will not be going to jail for their crime.  Here's YNET:
Military prosecutors decided not to appeal the sentence of two IDF soldiers who forced a nine-year-old Palestinian to open suspicious bags during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

The troops received a conditional sentence, and following the decision not to appeal the ruling will not be serving any jail time.
Convicted soldiers at court (Photo: Eliad Levy)

The faces of the convicted soldiers are obscured but their colleagues are clearly perplexed by this departure from the principle of "purity of arms".


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