Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Friday, June 12, 2015
  • Elder of Ziyon
Amnesty USA put out a petition, tweeted by Amnesty International, demanding that the US punish Israel for arresting Palestinian minors:



7,000 kids arrested over twelve years! Sounds terrible!

I wondered how the US stacks up against Israel in arresting minors. After all, if Amnesty USA is telling Congress to protect Palestinian children from arrests, then certainly Israel must have a much worse record than the US in arresting juveniles.

Now, the West Bank has about 4.5 million people*, so to be fair I only looked at states that have a similar population to see how many kids are arrested over the same 12 year period.

We have the statistics for most of the analysis..

Kentucky, Oregon and Oklahoma have roughly the same or fewer people than the West Bank.

In Kentucky, between 2010 and 2012 there were over 7000 kids arrested every year.

In Oklahoma, 200,000 were arrested since 2003..

In Oregon, some 270,000 were arrested since 2003.

Even Wyoming, with less than 600,000 people, arrests more kids in a single year than Israel does in twelve.

Why doesn't Amnesty-USA make any online petitions against the nation it resides in - a nation that arrests minors at 30 times the rate that Israel arrests Arab kids!

This is beyond a double standard. It shows no standards at all.

UPDATE: I was very wrong in the population of the West Bank - it is somewhere between 1.7 million and 2.7 million. So I should compare it with West Virginia - about 2,500 arrests a year, compared to less than 700.

Nebraska, also around the lower number, arrests between 12,000 and 15,000 a year.








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