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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Terrorist abuse of Arab children continues

By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff

JERUSALEM - The Palestinian Arabs continue to exploit their own children as pawns in a deadly game to eliminate the Jewish presence in the Middle East, Israeli security officials reported last week.

The latest example of this all too common phenomenon involved a teenage “Palestinian” boy being arrested by IDF troops in Samaria Sunday after they found more than 900 M-16 shells in his possession.

“Palestinian” women and children have been increasingly involved in terrorist activity over the past two years, as Israeli security measures mature and the ability of adult male terrorists to penetrate Jewish population centers wanes.

Common practice

Security sources quoted by Arutz 7 last week said that in the past three months, Palestinian Arab terrorists had on at least three occasions used children as direct participants in terrorist operations.

In one instance, a group of teenage Arabs between the ages of 11 and 14 were caught smuggling weapons across the Gaza-Egypt border.

On another occasion, a 17-year-old “Palestinian” blew himself up prematurely en route to carry out a homicide bombing in a large Tel Aviv suburb.

In the final cited incident, three Arab youths aged 13-15 were prevented from perpetrating a shooting attack in the Galilee town of Afula when soldiers at a northern Samaria military checkpoint stopped and inspected them.

The security sources said the three examples were but a small sampling of the widespread use of Palestinian Arabs children as weapons in a campaign to murder Israeli Jews.

Indoctrination of death

They blamed the sadistic indoctrination taking place in PA-controlled schools, where “Palestinian” kids are taught to idolize dead terrorists and aspire to a “glorious” death in the battle to free their “homeland” from Jewish “occupation.”

Under the terms of the Oslo Accords, Yasser Arafat and his PLO were supposed to revise “Palestinian” schoolbooks in order to teach local Arab children to seek peaceful coexistence with Israel’s Jews.

Recent surveys of the textbooks currently used in PA-controlled schools revealed that, more than 10 years after Arafat made “peace” with the Jewish state, the above stated commitment has still never been met.