As usual, Haaretz twists the facts to cast Israel and the IDF in a bad light. Israel's Supreme Court doesn't seem to be too concerned about soldiers' lives either. Using "human shields" is very different from having Palestinians knocking on doors of their neighbors. Police forces (not even the military, regular police) around the world routinely use suspects to spy on or influence other suspects. Why shouldn't the IDF use this tactic? Even though Israel is a democracy, it is in a state of war. Dealing with Arabs should be done only through military tribunals, which should be allowed to carry out death sentences. The IDF should use any means necessary to win the war. Israel will never win if it sacrifices its own people for the sake of making its enemy more comfortable.
Dozens protest in Nazareth against budget cuts targeting Christian schools (Haaretz)
from the article: Top IDF officer censured over use of 'human shields' in Nablus