WATCH: Israeli Troops ‘Filmed Using Blindfolded Prisoner as Human Shield’ in West Bank
Video shared Friday morning on social media shows Israeli Defense Forces soldiers allegedly using a handcuffed, blindfolded Palestinian prisoner as a human shield during an operation in the occupied West Bank.
The prisoner was identified by Al Jazeera as Alaa Abu Hashhash.
“Hashhash was seen in the video being handcuffed, blindfolded and kneeling on a street, as an Israeli soldier took cover behind him, while aiming his rifle towards an unseen enemy,” Al Jazeera reported.
— الجزيرة فلسطين (@AJA_Palestine) November 10, 2023
The use of human shields is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.