School of Law

Professor Neve Gordon co-writes a piece about Israel's Human Shield for Al-Jazeera

19 June 2018

Desperately trying to justify the killing of unarmed protesters, Israel once again uses its 'human shields' mantra, co-writes Professor Neve Gordon in a piece for Al-Jazeera.

The article reads: “The figure of the human shield - whether used to justify colonial violence or to protect demonstrators - has become omnipresent in our contemporary political landscape.

This, in turn, suggests that protesters are increasingly conceived as lawful targets and that the repertoires of violence as well as the legal justifications used in war have entered the realm of civilian life and are being normalised.”

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