Correction and apology - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Aaron Levitt
    • 17.04.06 | 02:04 (IDT)

    Civilian homes were seized for sniper posts by the Israeli army while I was in Hebron, but in at least one case the family was released, rather than held as human shields, and I don't know about the others. The soldiers in Hebron are hardly an admirable bunch (they are, after all, facilitators and protectors of some of the worst abuses, and abusers, in the region), but I have no knowledge that they are using civilians as human shields, and some reason to think that they are not. I apologize for the mistatement; occasionally my emotions get the better of me, and I don't realize that I'm getting careless. Elsewhere, at least in Nablus, using hostage families as human shields remains SOP as recently as February or March.

    from the article: Who is a terrorist?
    First published 00:00 16.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.04.06
Haaretz Headlines
Erekat
Palestinians say talks frozen with Israel over reducing IDF presence in West Bank cities

PLO's Saeb Erekat says talks have ground to a halt due to Israel's rejection of Palestinian requests to resume full security duties in Area A.

15:16 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Taylor Force, the U.S. citizen killed on the March 9, 2015 terror attack in Jaffa.
Israeli police arrest East Jerusalem man suspected of aiding murder of U.S. tourist Taylor Force

The 30-year-old man is suspected of manslaughter, conspiracy and transporting terrorist who killed student Taylor Force in March.

14:45 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Sign protesting separation of Arabs and Jews, near Meir Hospital.
Kfar Sava to remove sign against Arab-Jewish separation in maternity wards

Municipality deems sign near Meir Hospital, erected by activists, 'offensive.' Physician: There is racism among the staff.'

13:39 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Child sex abuse protest.
Orthodox activists, victims lobby N.Y. to change child sex abuse laws

Advocates for ultra-Orthodox victims say cultural prohibitions against reporting abuse to police remain strong in their communities, where extended families are often large and influential, and relationships are tightly knit.

14:30 03.05.16 | 0 comments