The IDF imposed an embargo on a video allegedly documenting a Palestinian militant using a Palestinian woman as a human shield, Ynet discovered Sunday.
Footage taken by IDF cameras in the area clearly shows the militant holding the woman hostage, carying her as a barrier between himself and IDF forces.
The video documents an incident that took place two weeks ago, near the Gaza border: Seven Palestinians planting explosive devices north of Beit Lahia were intercepted by IDF soldiers. The soldiers opened fire, injuring some of the men.
The footage shows the militants running toward a group of farmers. Then, one of them grabbed a woman and carried her until taking cover behind a building.
Golani Brigade soldiers, who are currently deployed in the sector, and have had the opportunity to see the footage, said it was clear that the woman was forced to run with her assailant until he found cover.
"Why don't they give this video to the media? It should be shown to Goldstone," said one of the soldiers.
The IDF spokesman's unit said in response that, "The IDF uses the various means in its disposal to document its operational activities for purpose of debriefing, public diplomacy and possible criminal action.
"Nevertheless, for security reasons not all documented events are released for publication."
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