Nicola Perugini

Nicola Perugini is lecturer at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Follow him on Twitter: @PeruginiNic

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Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, who was killed by an Israeli sniper, was featured in an Israel propaganda video claiming she was used as a 'human shield' by Hamas [Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa] Views
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Fallacy of Israel's Human Shields Claims in Gaza
It has become part of a macabre ritual. Each week, thousands of Palestinians stride towards the fence surrounding the small swath of land in which they have been imprisoned for years, as Israeli snipers pick their victims and shoot. Since March 30, 132 Palestinians have been killed and over 13,000...
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Human Shields as Preemptive Legal Defense for Killing Civilians
Human shields have been making headlines for some time. Before the recent fray between ISIS and Iraqi governmental forces in Fallujah, the United Press International released an article entitled “ Iraqi forces halt Fallujah advance amid fears for 50,000 human shields .” Indeed, not a day has passed...
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