PLO Legal Adviser Says Human Shield Charges are ‘Racist’

Former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) legal adviser and negotiator Diana Buttu, who currently acts as a human rights attorney, was given some hard questions by CNN’s Jake Tapper in a Thursday televised interview.

Buttu spoke from Nazareth, representing the PLO which has never renounced terrorism. In the interview she was confronted with video statements by a Hamas spokesperson who this week on TV called for Gaza residents to act as human shields, staying in their homes despite IDF warnings.

While admitting she hasn’t seen the video, Buttu claimed “this isn’t the case,” adding “the idea that Palestinians use children as human shields is racist and reprehensible.”