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Video: Interview with child reportedly taken as human shield by IDF in Nablus

Posted by uscsjp on March 8, 2007

Video, Research Journalism Initiative and A-Films, 7 March 2007


On 28 February 2007, during the Israeli invasion of Nablus, the IOF kidnapped 11-year-old Jihan Tahdush from her home in the Old City of Nablus. She was used as a human shield while Israeli forces conducted door-to-door searches in the Old City. Jihan says of the incident: “They gave me biscuits to persuade me to talk to them, but I didn’t tell them anything. When I brought them to the house they told me not to be afraid because they were with me. When I asked to go back to my mom, they said, ‘We have to keep you a bit longer.'” This video-interview was produced by the Research Journalism Initiative and the Anarchist Film Collective “A-Films”. (link)

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