Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Elder of Ziyon


Two days ago, Mahmoud Abbas attended a conference in Kuwait:

KUWAIT: An international conference on the continued plight of Palestinian children amid the ongoing Israeli transgression opened in Kuwait yesterday. sponsored and attended by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Addressing a packed audience comprising local. Arab and Islamic dignitaries. the Palestinian leader said that this special event. held under the auspices of HH the Amir. shines a light on the plight of Palestinian children. Abbas lamented that Palestinian children have been on the receiving end of some of the most horrific crimes in the history of humanity, which illustrates the significance of this conference.
 The conference is aimed at highlighting the suffering of the Palestinian children in view of Israel's violations of the international conventions of the rights of the child.
The cynicism of pretending to care about Palestinian children in order to provide a photo op to bash Israel is obvious.

Anyone who truly cares about Palestinian children would insist that they not be taught to throw rocks at Jews. They should not be told on TV shows that murderers are heroes. They should not be taught in schools that martyrdom is their ultimate aspiration for them. They would complain about Hamas' use of children as human shields, about their building tunnels under schools, about their shooting rockets from playgrounds

Arabs saying that they care about Palestinian children is as convincing as...Arabs saying they care about Palestinians.

Certainly no one in the West would be this stupid to believe this transparent ploy of politicizing "children" as a means to attack Israel.

Oh, wait:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced legislation— the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act — to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.

“This legislation highlights Israel’s system of military detention of Palestinian children and ensures that no American assistance to Israel supports human rights violations,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Peace can only be achieved by respecting human rights, especially the rights of children. Congress must not turn a blind eye the unjust and ongoing mistreatment of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation.”

The legislation has been endorsed by the American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, Churches for Middle East Peace, Defense for Children International - Palestine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, Jewish Voice for Peace, Mennonite Central Committee, Presbyterian Church (USA), the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), and United Methodist General Board of Church and Society.
Yep. A member of US Congress is acting just like Mahmoud Abbas - not caring about Palestinian children except for how they can be used to hurt Israel.




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