The Beating of a Four-Year-Old Boy by an Israeli Officer
Posted by terres on October 22, 2007
Killing Toddlers for Instant Gratification
Wild animals don’t kill or harm other animals for pleasure. Israeli soldiers and settlers brutalize and kill Palestinian children for instant gratification.
“It’s 6am, Rafah is under curfew, there isn’t so much as a dog in the streets. Only a little boy of four playing in the sand. He is building a castle in his yard. He [the officer] suddenly starts running and we all run with him. He was from the combat engineers.
‘He grabbed the boy. […] He broke his hand here at the wrist, broke his leg here. And started to stomp on his stomach, three times, and left.” Read more…
Since September 2007 at least 952 Palestinian children have been murdered by Israelis. An estimated 20,000 children have been wounded. [Source: Remember These Children and others.]
“The majority of these [Palestinian] children were killed and injured while going about normal daily activities, such as going to school, playing, shopping, or simply being in their homes. Sixty-four percent of children killed during the first six months of 2003 died as a result of Israeli air and ground attacks, or from indiscriminate fire from Israeli soldiers.” – Catherine Cook