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Ear to the Ground

Palestinians Form Human Shield

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Posted on Nov 19, 2006
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Israeli forces called off an air strike on a Palestinian militant’s home after hundreds of people formed a human shield around the building.  Militant leaders, impressed by the success of the tactic, have ordered it to be emulated throughout Gaza.


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Mohammedweil Baroud said he was warned by Israeli forces to leave his home. He instead ran to a mosque and summoned neighbours to help defend the house.

Mr. Baroud is a commander in the Popular Resistance Committees militant group.

The Israeli army often orders people out of homes ahead of attacks, saying it aims to avoid casualties.

A Hamas commander at the scene said people had gathered to show that the demolition strategy of the Israelis could be defeated.

An Israeli military spokesman confirmed to Reuters news agency that the raid had been called off because of the Palestinian action.

“The attack plan was cancelled because of the people there,” he said. “We differentiate between innocent people and terrorists.”

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By MARIAM RUSSELL, November 20, 2006 at 9:36 am Link to this comment
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Thanks, Palestine, maybe now WE THE PEOPLE of these United States, whose fingerprints are on every one of those bombs will re-learn the lessons of non-violence and THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Then maybe we can dissuade our government from the path of spreading death and destruction all over the world.

Make no mistake, if the US gov said to Israel, STOP, then ISRAEL WOULD STOP.

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By Quy Tran, November 20, 2006 at 9:31 am Link to this comment
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Under the eyes of animals, pregnant women and children are their favorite foods.

God Bless Palestinians Human Shield Against Cruel Animals.

GOD! please open your eyes widely.

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By Spinoza, November 19, 2006 at 10:42 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t agree Fadel, Israel can be defeated by non-violent means.

  JUST picture a half million people marching on Jeruselem from Jordan and demanding the immediate release of all Palestinian prisoners.

Just imagine a half million people marching from Jordan and demanding that the fence be brought down

Just imagine a half million people demanding the replacement of Israel with a bi-National state. One person one vote!  Even now the majority of the population is Arab.

Violent means have not been very successful up til now.

Never the less, All oppressed people have the right to fight!

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By harald hardrada, November 19, 2006 at 10:07 am Link to this comment
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israel blames palestinians for what the nazis did to the jews—any palestinian who fights back, trying to recover land lost to israel, is called a militant or terrorist

israeli civilians who attack palestinians are called settlers [the irony is that they’ve settled on palestinian land, but americans don’t hear irony, although they often use the word]

israeli soldiers who attack palestinians can do no wrong

nobody talks about how zionists worked with hitler in getting healthy young socialists to emigrate to the promised land, while jews of the wrong kind were left to fend for themselves

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By Fadel Abdallah, November 19, 2006 at 9:40 am Link to this comment
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“An Israeli military spokesman confirmed to Reuters news agency that the raid had been called off because of the Palestinian action.”

“The attack plan was cancelled because of the people there,” he said. “We differentiate between innocent people and terrorists.”
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I think this is a piece of Israeli propaganda to cast themselves in positive light after all the massacres they have committed against Palestinians, the latest of which took place a week ago.

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By Spinoza, November 19, 2006 at 8:57 am Link to this comment
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BRAVO.  FINALLY SOME SMART THINKING FROM THE PALISTANIANS.

Also I WAS IMPRESSED BY THE WOMAN ACTING IN DEFENCE OF THEIR MEN, ABOUT TIME AND ABOUT TIME THAT ARAB WOMAN JOIN THE FIGHT.

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