Israeli soldiers ‘used Palestinian girl as human shield’

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Israeli soldiers used a 16-year-old Palestinian girl as a human shield last week in the West Bank city of Jenin, a Palestinian human rights organisation has said. The troops forced Ahed Mohammed Rida Mereb to stand in front of their military vehicle in the Al-Hadaf area of Jenin while Palestinian militants fired on them, Defence for Children International Palestine (DCIP) said in a statement sent to The New Arab. She spent two hours outside the vehicle while the troops took cover inside. DCIP reported that she was so traumatised that she had to be hospitalised for intense mental stress and a s…

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