Human Shields Written by Rob Rogers on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:00 am. Israel has every right to defend itself against bombs being hurled by Hamas, but at what cost? The civilian death toll is rising but it is only on one side. Join the conversation: Tweet Commenting policy | How to report abuse Commenting policy | How to report abuse To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.