[Beit Lahia, Gaza; July 15. Image via Getty]

Palestinian children pose for a picture near a building destroyed during Israel's massive 22-day assault in the Gaza Strip last December-January on July 15, 2009 in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. Israeli soldiers in the Gaza war were told to shoot first and worry about the consequences later, and used Palestinian civilians as human shields, an activist group's report said on July 15, 2009. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)