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Palestinian Children: Willing and Unwilling Terrorists

How is this for palestinian child abuse?

Two little Arab boys, scared and barefoot, crossed the fence from Gaza into pre-1967 Israel last night – and said that an Arab man from Gaza had made them do it. “An adult told us to cross the fence, and if not, he would hurt us,” the boys said yesterday after they were found in the Kisufim area. The incident began when the army received warning of an infiltration. They searched the area, and in a grove of trees found the two scared boys. Army officials said that terrorist elements sent them as “guinea pigs” to see how the IDF would react.

Of course, some of the children are more than willing to cause some havoc:

A slightly older Arab boy, 16, was caught two days ago on his way to try to murder the security officer in a South Hevron Hills community. He was caught while trying to cut his way through the fence of the town Shani, and later admitted that his intention was to kill the officer, steal his car and burn it.

Meanwhile, last night a 14-year-old palestinian boy was shot by IDF troops as he tried to break through the outer perimeter fence at Atarot airfield.

How do you relate to a culture that encourages, if not forces, its children to risk death and murder other people?

Update: LGF points to an AFP story on the first incident, in which the wording is deliberately ambiguous, implying that it was Israel that used the boys as guinea pigs.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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