11 November '16..
The issue of Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli jails has become something of a cause célèbre in Australian political and media circles of late. Now, the New Matilda adds its own one-sided contribution to the debate. It opens:
More than 400 children are being held in Israeli military jails, for crimes as minor as throwing rocks. Australia needs to speak out, writes Kristen Zornada.
Just how “minor” is the crime of throwing rocks? When they are thrown at people or vehicles, they have the potential to kill. Kristen Zornada downplays the threat that even children can pose as she avoids addressing the question as to why there are currently over 400 Palestinian children in Israeli military jails, which is really the crux of the problem.
Even the New York Times covered this issue in April 2016 in a more thorough and informed manner than the New Matilda, where it discusses
a surge in Palestinian minors incarcerated during a wave of violence that has killed about 30 Israelis in the last seven months.
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