Why aren't the regular arrests of Palestinian children by the Israeli Army given the justified coverage and attention in the global media?
Let’s watch the following two videosAnd in and in and
These children appear to be equally traumatized. But are you demanding to know why these children aren’t being given attention by the global media? Somehow I doubt it.
However, as useful for stirring up emotions as these types of videos are, videos of specific instances don’t tell us much, particularly when we don’t know any of the details of the specific arrest. Looking at the statistics can tell us more. A Palestinian source puts the number of children that Israel arrests as about 500-700 children a year. (see Military Detention) There are about 650,00 Palestinians in the West bank aged 12–18. That works out to an arrest rate of about 100 per 100,000, even if we take the high number of 700 . Compare to the following:
So Israel is arresting Palestinian children at a rate that is at is well below the enlightened Western countries.
And here’s another odd point. If we look at the casualty rates for civilians in the conflict, the numbers for Palestinian child fatalities show a disproportionate number of male teenagers aged 14–18 compared to females, while the numbers among Israeli civilian casualties caused by Palestinians do not. I have to assume that the arrest rates are similarly skewed (the 2013 UN report on children in Israel and Palestine only mentions 153 girls held in detention for BOTH of them), especially since people posting these types of videos only seem to be able to find boys in these types of interactions. Now why is that? Why aren’t girls being arrested? COULD IT BE because these boys have actually done something to warrant being arrested (such as throwing stones and Molotov cocktails for example)?
Well, none of girls except for this one. But I have to ask myself: If Israelis really are the bunch of vicious child killers that Palestinians would like the world to believe they are, why are THESE Palestinians just standing around watching as this girl exposes herself to mortal danger? That is child abuse. (Unless of course the girl’s parents have staged this, knowing perfectly well she’s in no danger - which, come to think of it, is also child abuse.)
While we are speaking of child abuse in the conflict, this is child abuse:
Using children to dig attack tunnels (160 of whom died in the process) is child abuse. (see 'At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas')
Showing school children pictures of dead children being carried along and praised as hero in their text books is child abuse. Inciting them on public television to throw stones and kill Jews is child abuse.
This kind of programming has an effect, as we can see in the following videos:
And yet, the pro-Palestinian advocates of children’s rights do not seem concerned that Palestinian institutions are urging children to commit such acts. They only start to become concerned when children get ARRESTED for doing these things. So my question would be, why is the global media not focusing on the indoctrination of Palestinian children that leads them to commit these kinds of acts to begin with (which if they are lucky gets them arrested, and if they are not gets them shot)?
Lastly a few points about your source. She states:
Although no Palestinian faction has claimed responsibility for the abduction, and most, including Hamas, deny any involvement, Benjamin Netanyahu is adamant that Hamas is responsible. The United Nations requested that Israel provide evidence to support their contention, but no evidence has been forthcoming,
As we know, Hamas admitted they did it. Hamas official admits group murdered 3 Israeli teens
She also states
What should we do, then? Palestine is quite literally being wiped off the map by a state that openly upholds Jewish supremacy and Jewish privilege
This is quite literally, exactly the opposite of the truth. Palestine didn’t even EXIST on the map until the Brits put it there in 1920, when the British Mandate for Palestine was created (for the stated purpose of facilitating the reconstitution of a Jewish national home through Jewish settlement in the ENTIRE area, including the West Bank and Gaza).
Prior to that that territory was part of the Turkish vilayet of Syria as you can clearly see on this map made by a Dutch cartographer in 1609.
When the Turks ruled it, they did not offer the Palestinians a state (nor did the Arabs living in the area demand one). Neither did the Jordanians and the Egyptians, when they controlled the West Bank and Gaza for two decades. (Nor did the Palestinians demand that they do so and actually, the PLO charter of 1964 expressly renounced all claims to the West Bank). In fact, the only people who have ever offered the Palestinians a state of their own, in spite of having a legal right to settle in the entire area per the San Remo agreements, the League of Nations Mandate, and Article 80 of the UN charter (which preserves all rights granted by the Mandate), are the Jews. Agreeing to put them on the map, so to speak, not wiping them off it.
So I put it to you that maybe global media are not paying attention to your source because she is not too reliable.