Wanna buy a Palestinian kid? They're cheap

    The Israel Defense Forces Hebron area commander Col. Noam Tivon said on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority is encouraging children to participate in clashes with the IDF by offering their families $300 per injury and $2,000 per child killed, HAARETZ ON-LINE reported. Tivon noted that Palestinians push their children to the forefront of clashes and that the main goal of the Tanzim, Fatah's paramilitary youth group, is to continue attacks with the goal of killing soldiers and settlers.

This item was emailed out by the Freeman Center on October 6, 2000

Collecting Children

USA Today reported on Friday December 8, that the Tulkarm Women's Union recently wrote to Arafat,
''Our children are being sent into the streets to face heavily armed Israeli soldiers. We urge you to issue instructions to your police force to stop sending innocent children to their death.''

One woman from Tulkarm, who refused to give her full name for fear of reprisals, told USA Today, ''We don't want to send our sons to the front line, but they are being taken by the Palestinian Authority." She added that Arafat's Fatah movement and the Palestinian security forces provide transportation and encouragement to children who wish to take part in the current intifada. ''When school finishes, Palestinian Authority security cars go around collecting children from the streets and sending them to the killing fields,'' she said.




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