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    New bill would prevent U.S. funding for Israelís detention of Palestinian children

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    Here's an interesting article that was published today on the jewish news site JTA:

    Congressional bill would prevent US funding for Israelís detention of Palestinian children

    A Minnesota congresswoman has introduced a bill that seeks to prevent the United States from funding Israelís military detention of Palestinian children. (...) ďThe purpose of this act is to promote and protect the human rights of Palestinian children and to ensure that United States taxpayer funds shall not be used to support the military detention of Palestinian children,Ē the bill reads. (...) McCollum said the bill ďhighlights Israelís system of military detention of Palestinian childrenĒ and ensures the United States does not support human rights violations. ďCongress must not turn a blind eye to the unjust and ongoing mistreatment of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,Ē she said on her website.
    https://www.jta.org/2017/11/14/news-...inian-children

    What do my fellow DLP members think about this bill? Should the US refuse to fund Israelís military detention of Palestinian children? As always, all opinions are welcome.

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    From The Times of Israel:

    Israel jailing growing numbers of Palestinian teens Ė report

    Recent months have seen a spike in the number of Palestinian minors, some as young as 12, imprisoned in Israeli jails for security offenses. (...) Two weeks ago, a leading human rights watchdog claimed in a report that Israeli security forces routinely physically abuse detained Palestinian children as young as 11, and employ violence and threats to coerce information from them. (...) The report also said that many Palestinian minors were interrogated without a parent or guardian present.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel...-teens-report/

    Absolutely disgraceful.


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    Here are some examples of how pissraeli soldiers commit war crimes and kill innocent people, and how influential jewish religious and political leaders advocate the torture, enslavement and/or murder of innocent non-jews, including children:


    Shmuel Eliyahu (…) is an Israeli rabbi. He is the Chief Rabbi of Safed, Israel, and a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council. (…)In May 2007, Eliyahu advocated "carpet bombing the general area from which the Kassams were launched, regardless of the price in Palestinian life." (…) he proposed "hanging the children of the terrorist who carried out the attack in the Mercaz Harav yeshiva from a tree."[6]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmuel_Eliyahu

    Michael Ben-Ari (…) is an Israeli politician, and former member of the Knesset. (…) In November 2012, during Operation Pillar of Defense, he said: "There are no innocents in Gaza, don't let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives -- mow them down![23][24]... kill the Gazans without thought or mercy."[25][26][27] (...) During a protest demanding the government escalate the assault on Gaza, he repeated "Let the IDF kick ass!", before complaining, "Why is it that after 200 assaults only 15 were killed? It should be 15 assaults and 2,000 killed!"[20]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ben-Ari

    Ovadia Yosef (…)[3] was an Iraqi-born Talmudic scholar, a posek, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983, and the founder and longtime spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-orthodox Shas party.[4][5] (…) In an October 2010 sermon, Yosef stated that "The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews". (…) In 2001, Yosef was quoted as saying of the Arabs: It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable.[77]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovadia_Yosef

    In the 22-day Israeli military offensive (Operation "Cast Lead") in Gaza between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 some 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including some 300 children (...) Others, including women and children, were shot at short range when posing no threat to the lives of the Israeli soldiers. (...) white phosphorus was fired indiscriminately over densely populated residential areas

    http://archive.is/hsq9M

    Israeli troops reveal Gaza abuses

    The soldiers - speaking at a conference for graduates of a pre-army service training college on 13 February – have described lax rules of engagement, which seemingly allowed troops to open fire at unarmed civilians posing no threat to their lives, and an atmosphere of impunity where disregard for fundamental principles of international law was too often tolerated and even encouraged. "That's what is supposedly cool in Gaza… You see some guy on a road, walking along a path. They don't have to be carrying weapons, you don't have to identify that they have anything, you can just shoot them," said one soldier.

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/ne...gaza-20090401/

    Israeli Professor's 'Rape as Terror Deterrent' Statement Draws Ire

    'The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped,' says Bar-Ilan University professor.

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.606542

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