Wednesday 21 February 2018

Children of war

• Regarding the report by British lawyers on the detention of Palestinian youths by the Israeli authorities (Irish Independent June 27), Israel, as an open society, welcomes the legal delegation that visited Israel to learn about the challenges involved in dealing with minors taking part in acts of militancy and violence.

However, the article failed to mention the context for Israel's actions. Palestinian media and education continually bombards its youth with hatred of Israel and Jews, inciting them to violence.

It is common for even young Palestinian children to be dressed up as suicide bombers. This diseased mentality inevitably produces the phenomenon of Palestinian youths engaging in murder and attempted murder of Israeli civilians.

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