Remember this next time you hear BDS activists scream about how Israel arrests children.
Sadly, as we have demonstrated so many times, some Palestinians children have been used in terror attacks, including as suicide bombers.
It is a culture cultivated by people like Bassem Tamimi and others in Palestinian media who deliberately send children to confront Israeli soldiers or Border Police in the hope of a viral photo or video.
The incitement also is from the official and social media of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, which lionize “martyrs” including minors who engage and are killed in the course of attacking.
I explored this problem in Peace Problem – Palestinians teach young children to hate and kill:
The core problem in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is not “the occupation” of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) or the lawful Israeli military blockade of Gaza to keep out Iranian armaments.
The problem, to which the Western world is just waking up, is the pervasive top-down and bottom-up incitement against Jews and Israel in Palestinian society in which even the youngest children are taught to hate Jews and to kill Jews by whatever means possible, including stabbing, shooting and ramming with cars….
We have highlighted this problem for years, including these recent posts:
- VIDEO – How UN Refugee agency teaches children to hate and attack Jews
- VIDEO: No truly “Lone Wolves” in the Palestinian Knife Intifada
- Palestinian “child” convicted in murder of Dafna Meir
- Palestinian child parades in mock suicide belt … in Bethlehem
- 13-year old Israeli girl stabbed to death in bed by 17-year old Arab terrorist
So, I guess it’s no surprise — but still shocking to the conscience — to read that a Palestinian child age 12 was stopped on the way to carry out an attack, armed with Molotov cocktails (firebombs) and a knife. [See Featured Image, released by Israeli Police]
The Times of Israel reports:
The youth was caught approaching a Border Police base in the Jericho area, carrying a knife, two Molotov cocktails and a small Palestinian flag, the police said in a statement. The base is also located next to the settlement of Vered Yericho.
The police statement said the boy admitted to planning an attack on Israeli security forces. Reports in Hebrew-language media said the suspect was 12 years old.
Ynet News adds:
The boy aroused the security personnel’s suspicion after they spotted him watching them at a base located in the Jordan Valley. The police believe that the boy intended to carry out an attack against Israel Border Policemen situated in the area.
The suspect, a resident of Aqabat Jaber—a Palestinian refugee camp in the Jericho Governorate—was taken in for questioning.
Remember also, the next time you see the anti-Israel propaganda campaigns criticizing Israel for arresting “children,” many of those children have been weaponized by their communities. The problem is not the arrest, but the reason the arrest was needed in the first place.
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