The politics of human shielding: On the resignification of space and the constitution of civilians as shields in liberal wars

  title={The politics of human shielding: On the resignification of space and the constitution of civilians as shields in liberal wars},
  author={Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={168 - 187}
In this paper, we use Israel/Palestine as a case study to examine the politics of human shielding, while focusing on the epistemic and political operations through which the deployment of the legal category of human shield legitimizes the use of lethal force. After offering a concise genealogy of human shields in international law, we examine the way Israel used the concept in the 2014 Gaza war by analyzing a series of infographics spread by the IDF on social media. Exposing the connection… Expand
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