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  • ISIS ‘Using Civilians as Human Shields’ in Fallujah

    05/31/2016 11:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016
    ISIS forces are reported to be holding several hundred families as "human shields" in the Iraqi city of Fallujah while government forces close in, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, citing witness accounts. Some 3,700 people have fled Fallujah, west of Baghdad, over the past week since the Iraqi army began its offensive on the city controlled by militant forces, it said. "UNHCR has received reports of casualties among civilians in the city center of Fallujah due to heavy shelling, including 7 members of one family on the 28th of May (Saturday)," UNHCR spokesman William Spindler told a...
  • ISIS reportedly uses hundreds of families as human shields to protect Fallujah

    05/31/2016 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 31, 2016
    "Several hundred" innocent families were trapped in the center of the bloody battle for the Islamic State's Iraqi hub of Fallujah, used as human shields for the terror group, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday as a leading aid group called it a "human catastrophe." The fighting left at least seven members of one family dead or wounded on Saturday, UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told reporters. An estimated 50,000 people remained trapped. "They are locking some families down inside the hospital building," Salem al Halbusi, who lived in Fallujah, told USA Today. "They are making people freak out...
  • Republic of Fear

    03/21/2006 5:03:23 PM PST · by Dog · 18 replies · 674+ views
    weeklystandard ^ | 03/21/2006 | Dan Darling
    WHEN THE IRAQI REGIME collapsed in April 2003, few observers saw reason to mourn the loss of Saddam's brutal dictatorship. While a great deal of information about the former Iraqi regime's assorted atrocities has been uncovered since the invasion, newly-released documents go even further in demonstrating its manifest depravity. One such document is CMPC-2003-012666, a letter from Qusay Hussein that directs as follows: Transfer all Kuwaiti POW's / a total of 448 captured Kuwaitis who are located at the Al-Nida Al-Agher Prison and the Intelligence / General Center and Kazema Prison in Al-Kazema, to make them human shields at all...
  • Iran Unveils Bases with Long-Range Missiles under Iranian Cities

    10/15/2015 4:07:56 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10/14/15 | Channel 1 (Iran), Press TV (Iran)
    Iran revealed the existence of underground bases with long-range ballistic missiles, which, according to IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, are present under almost every Iranian city. Footage of the bases aired on Iran's Channel 1 and Press TV channels on October 14, 2015. Iranian Newscaster: Iran has unveiled deep underground tunnels, used as depots for long-range ballistic missiles. This is the first time that Iranian media are allowed there. Military officials say that the tunnels are dug some 500 meters into high mountains. The commander of the Aerospace Force of the IRGC, Brig-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh says...
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • Exclusive: ISIS using Christians as human shields

    03/12/2015 2:08:13 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    In its ongoing rampage in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is now using its Christian hostages as human shields in military confrontations, according to a source within the Assyrian leadership. ISIS militants have transported large groups of Christian captives to areas of intense fighting against Kurdish and Christian militias, as they continue to battle for strategic areas along the northeastern Syrian border, according to state-run media. These Christians are now being used to defend the Islamic State against any confrontations in these territories.
  • PRO-TERROR ISLAMIST GROUP HONORS ISIS HOSTAGE KAYLA MUELLER FOR PROTESTING JEWS

    02/10/2015 2:31:27 PM PST · by FR_addict · 110 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Kayla Mueller protested Israel for ISM. PalSolidarity reported: Today, 10th February, Kayla Mueller’s family confirmed she has been killed. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the popular committee in the village of Bil’in where Kayla joined the protests, told ISM: “Kayla came to Palestine to stand in solidarity with us. She marched with us and faced the military that occupies our land side by side with us. For this, Kayla will always live in our hearts. We send all our support to her family and will continue, like Kayla, to work against injustice wherever it is.” Kayla Mueller volunteered with the...
  • UN claim: ISIS selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq

    02/04/2015 12:53:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    news24.com ^ | Feb. 4 2015 | Reuters
    Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. Iraqi boys aged under 18 are increasingly being used by the militant group as suicide bombers, bomb makers, informants or human shields to protect facilities against US-led air strikes, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said. "We are really deeply concerned at torture and murder of those children, especially those belonging to minorities, but not only from minorities," committee expert Renate Winter told a...
  • Civilians Killed in Strikes on ISIS, as Fears Grow on the Ground [here we go...]

    09/24/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Syria Deeply ^ | 9/24/2014 | Katarina Montgomery
    Activists and rebel groups have concerns about civilian casualties – particularly because ISIS has entrenched itself in residential areas. Yesterday's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, targeting an al-Qaida command center in Idlib, resulted in the death of at least 11 civilians, according to the Center for Documentation of Violation in Syria (VDC).On Monday the U.S., along with five Arab allies, began an airstrike campaign against ISIS and al-Nusra targets across northern and eastern Syria, including the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and parts of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Hasakeh provinces.As U.S. officials released photographic evidence of "significant damage" to ISIS training camps...
  • Iraq: Isis Using Yazidis As Human Shields Against U.s. Airstrikes

    09/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Breitbart/AINA ^ | 2014-09-16 04:34 GMT
    DOHUK, Iraq -- Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes -- using the same strategy as Hamas in Gaza. "ISIS sells the women as slave girls, the way they are doing it, they are using the women as human shields to protect them from U.S. airstrikes," said Hameed, a Yazidi refugee who is seeking safe haven in Northern Iraq. He escaped his village when ISIS invaded and fled to Sinjar Mountain with his family where...
  • Hamas Captives: Haniyeh Hiding in Hospital

    08/26/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/26/2014, 8:59 AM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet) has published a report on Hamas’s use of public buildings as cover for operational activity. The ISA said that interrogation of captives taken in Operation Protective Edge gave a “somewhat disturbing” picture of Hamas’s use of civilians and public buildings to carry out military activity, “out of an assumption that Israel will avoid hitting them.” …
  • UNICEF: Israel killed 500 children in Gaza

    08/24/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 8/23/14 | staff
    UNICEF has said that the Israeli occupation killed around 500 Palestinian children during the war on the Gaza Strip and wounded around 3,000 others. Chief of UNICEF's Gaza Field Office Pernille Ironside said that 469 children were killed. The number is expected to rise. She described the effects and damage of the Israeli war on the Palestinian children as "bad," noting that nine children were killed in the last 48 hours. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a higher number. They said that 560 children were killed and 11,000 wounded. Meanwhile, three children were killed on Thursday in Al-Nafaq Street...
  • New IDF Report Details Hamas Use of Civilians

    08/22/2014 12:21:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    The IDF has declassified a new special report detailing Hamas's "illegal use of civilian infrastructure" throughout the course of Operation Protective Edge, which began July 8. The report was released on Tuesday, the same day that Hamas breached a ceasefire, and presents an irrefutable case against the terror organization utilizing intelligence maps, photographic and video evidence. According to the report, during the course of its recent terror war on Israel, Hamas has fired over 1,600 rockets from civilian sites, cynically using UN facilities, schools, graveyards, mosques and power plants, among others. The declassified report can be seen here in slideshow...
  • Gaza—Hamas Evil Must Be Confronted And Defeated

    08/11/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | David Singer
    Not a battle of Jew vs Arab or Israeli vs Palestinian. Rather, it is a battle between those who celebrate life and those who champion death. It is a battle of civilization versus barbarism One month of fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas has resulted in an enormous propaganda victory for Hamas as horrific pictures of dead and wounded Gazan children and civilians, their destroyed homes and other buildings have appeared daily in social media and newspapers around the world. Why these tragedies need never have occurred has been lost - as racial incitement is fuelled by articles sensationally headlined...
  • ‘Extraordinarily Irresponsible’ — Obama Gives Pointless, Yet Damaging, Press Conference

    08/07/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-7-14 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama gave a press conference this evening. He started a little over an hour late without explanation. Reporters stuck to asking questions that they evidently knew Obama would be comfortable answering. None of them asked him about any of his administration scandals. ABC’s Jon Karl, usually a tough questioner of Obama and his spokesmen, asked a rambling question that played right into the Democrats’ “economic patriotism” canard. Despite the fact that the president showed a passionless, bloodless, disinterested face to the world, he still managed to do some damage. Chris Jansing of CNN asked Obama if the sanctions against...
  • The Poisoned Lancet: The once-respected medical journal harbors anti-Israel extremists.

    08/05/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, the British medical journal Lancet, considered to be one of the world’s leading medical publications, published “An open letter for the people in Gaza.” Signed by four European doctors on behalf of 20 others (17 from Italy and three from the UK), the letter had virtually nothing to do with medicine. Rather, it was a grotesque attack on Israel. Some excerpts: “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.” “Israel’s behaviour has insulted our humanity, intelligence, and dignity as well as our professional ethics and efforts.” “We challenge the perversity of a...
  • Madeleine Albright: Hamas putting civilians in line of fire hurts Israel’s ‘moral authority’

    07/22/2014 9:13:32 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made a great point on CNN on Tuesday when she conceded that it is hard to dispute that forces loyal to Hamas in the Gaza Strip are using human shields in order to protect their military assets. She implied that this tactic has resulted in an inordinate number of Palestinian causalities over the course of the ongoing conflict with Israel. After conceding that Hamas is intentionally making civilian casualties more likely, she said that it was nevertheless the case that those causalities are sapping Israel of its “moral authority.”
  • Hamas tells Palestinian civilians to stay in homes in face of Israeli warnings

    07/13/2014 12:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | July 13, 2014 10:56am
    Hamas leaders called on Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their homes and ignore Israeli warnings of an impending military operation. “To all of our people who have evacuated their homes—return to them immediately and do not leave the house,” said a statement titled “Urgent call to the residents of the Gaza Strip” released by the Hamas Interior Ministry, Ynet reported. “You must follow the directives of the Interior Ministry. This is psychological warfare, random messages to instill panic in people.” […] “The IDF’s campaign is to be short and temporary,” the messages said. “Those who...
  • Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital (Dressed in burqas?)

    07/08/2014 6:12:14 PM PDT · by equalator · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 7-8-2014 | Aaron Klein
    Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. Ironically, it was Israel in the 1980s that refurbished the hospital as part of an outreach effort to improve relations with Palestinians. Part of the Israeli reconstruction included a large underground cement basement with room for offices.
  • Children Used on the Front-line of Islamist Demonstrations

    07/30/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Children Used on the Front-line of Islamist Demonstrations This entry was posted on July 30, 2013, in Insight and tagged child abuse, Child Rights International Network, children, children abuse, children's rights, coffins, egypt, egyptian children, human rights, human trafficking, june 30 revolution, morsi, morsi supporters, muslim brotherhood, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, political unrest, politics, protests, Rabaa Al-Adaweya, UNICEF, white death shrouds. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments Egyptian Children dressed in ‘white death shrouds’ at a pro-Morsi demonstration Shocking footage has emerged of Egyptian children being dressed in white ‘death shrouds’ in preparation for their ‘martyrdom’ by pro-Morsi families...