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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:58 AM
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Manipulation of Children by Palestinian Terrorists
In recent weeks, there have been numerous examples of Palestinian children and teens being recruited and exploited by Palestinian terrorist groups to aid in their attacks on Israelis.


In one of the most high-profile incidents, the Israeli army caught a 16-year old Palestinian boy wearing an explosive belt at a checkpoint on March 26. The dramatic scene of the youth removing his vest was caught on videotape and broadcast around the world.

The terrorists appear to increasingly focus their attention on children because they are easily impressionable, satisfied by small amounts of money, and are less likely to be scrutinized by Israeli soldiers looking for bombs and weapons at checkpoints. These children are assigned to perpetrate attacks, attend violent demonstrations and confrontations against IDF soldiers, smuggle bombs and weapons, and stand guard during terrorist operations and meetings.

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The following is a list of recent incidents where Palestinian children were recruited by terrorists:

March 26, 2004 A 16-year old boy was sent by the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades to blow himself up. As he was caught by the IDF at a checkpoint he said, when the soldiers stopped me, I didn't press the switch. I changed my mind. I didn't want to die anymore.


March 22, 2004 A 12-year old Palestinian boy was unknowingly given a bomb to smuggle across a roadblock. The plan was to detonate the bomb once the boy reached the checkpoint, essentially making the boy a suicide bomber without his even knowing.


March 16, 2004 Militants gave an 11-year old boy explosives to smuggle into Israel. When the boy was caught at a roadblock he was not aware that he was carrying explosives.


March 7, 2003 Palestinian terrorists used children as human shields in a fight at el-Bureij.


February 26, 2004 Three boys aged 13, 14, and 16 were caught on their way to perpetrate a shooting attack in Afula. The 16 year old had been recruited by Islamic Jihad.


February 12, 2003 A group of four boys were hired to cross from the Palestinian side of Rafah to the Egyptian side as part of an attempt to smuggle weapons to Israel from Egypt.


January 11, 2004 A 17 year old high school student blew himself up near IDF troops in Jinsafut. Fatahs Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades and Islamic Jihad took joint responsibility for the act.

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bluesoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:03 AM
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1. Terrible
good thing that teenagers aren't recruited in the IDF and sent into the occupied territories. Oh wait...
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:35 AM
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2. Recruited?!?!?
You meant to say REQUIRED. All Israeli citizens must fight in the military.
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bluesoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:38 AM
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4. Lapsus lingue
You're right, required. Which makes my point even that more stronger. They have to fight, even if in illegal operations and illegal occupation of foreign land exposing those young girls and boys to legitimate Palestinian attacks ...
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:37 AM
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3. Let's shoot down this whole "human shield" notion
It's total bullshit. It obviously doesn't work, as Israelis will kill anyone. So why in the world would they keep using a failed strategy? It's ridiculous hate propaganda, and I'm not surprised at who perpetuates it.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:59 PM
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5. I condemn this practice
Manipulation of Children by any Terrorists

not to mention children as colateral damage
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