Many children being used for violent attacks
Several children have been killed during the current spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The Jewish nation’s foes are quick to point out tragedies such as one in which an Israeli bombing raid accidentally killed a 2-year-old child. They also stress one fatality, killed by a rubber-coated projectile fired by Israeli soldiers and not meant to be deadly, was a 13-year-old boy.
But what of the use of children intentionally? The 13-year-old was part of a group of rioters throwing firebombs and rocks at Israelis.
And the perpetrators in a string of stabbings of Israelis have been predominantly young. They included a 16-year-old girl and boys aged 13, 16 and 17.
In other words, Palestinian foes of Israel are sending children into deadly situations on purpose, either by inciting them or recruiting them for organized attacks. Those child victims should be remembered, too.