Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes 500-700 children in military courts each year. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted by Israel. Most of them are charged with throwing stones, which can land them in jail for up to 10-20 years. Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes 500-700 children in military courts each year. Most are charged with throwing stones, and may get sentenced up to 10-20 years.
Many plead guilty because they are threatened or tortured.
These are violations of international law and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
And it’s being done with my tax dollars. We give Israel $3.8 billion a year.
I don’t care what their nationality is, no child should experience what these Palestinian children are experiencing at the hands of Israeli soldiers.
H.R.2407 can not be dismissed as “anti-Semitic.” Americans are beginning to recognize the facts about Israel’s human rights abuses, and we believe criticism is absolutely in order, and it’s absolutely not anti-Semitic.
The US should not support locking up children at home on our Southern boarder or in Israel by locking up Palestinian children. Protect the rights of these children and stop funding these human rights abuses.