There is just too much to share about this topic...as children are being targeted all over the world for Islamist religious and political purposes....too tragic for words. Girls and boys kidnapped in Iraq, Sudan, Israel... Honor killings of teenaged girls who were raped or simply talked to a boy...
Op-Ed: The Convention on the Rights of the Child
"We tell them, in as much as you love life, the Muslim loves death and martyrdom. There is a great difference between he who loves the hereafter and he who loves this world. The Muslim loves death and martyrdom."
- Palestinian Authority cleric Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri. Quoted in Robert Spencer, "Sharon's Stroke," Jihad Watch, December 19, 2005.
"We have discovered how to hit the Jews where they are the most vulnerable. The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win because they love life and we love death."
- Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. Quoted in Jonathan Chait, "Israel's Justifiable Use of Force, The New Republic Online, July 24, 2006; reprinted from Jonathan Chait, "Who Says War Has to Be Proportional?" Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2006.
International Law Prohibits Using Children for War.
Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 8:23 PM
Eli E. Hertz
(Eli E. Hertz is the president of Myths and Facts, an organization devoted to research and publication of information regarding US interests in the world and particularly in the Middle East. Mr. Hertz served as Chairman of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting.)
"We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."
Golda Meir, former Israeli Prime Minister, 1972
What kind of a society wishes to harm children? What kind of society consciously and purposely sacrifices its own youth for political gain and tactical advantage? Palestinian Arabs, whose overwhelming majority, nurture a blind hatred of Israel have created a cultural milieu of vengeance, violence and death, preparing their children to be sacrifices in a death cult of suicide bombers.
Suicide bombing is an escalation of a small-arms war introduced during the first Intifada (1987-1993 Palestinian’s uprising) and championed by Palestinian leaders. Proud parents dress up their toddlers, not in clown costumes, but with suicide belts. Countless others celebrate their children’s deaths with traditional sweet holiday cakes and candies.
Around the world, children are precious gifts to their parents and keys to the future. The loving care we invest in our own children is a human trait that unites different cultures: rich and poor, traditional and hi-tech. The toughest job parents have is to raise their children while making everyday sacrifices and decisions for them.
We hug our children, love them and watch them grow up. We pray each day that they will come to no harm and do everything we can to ensure that outcome.
When Arab children are killed or injured, it makes headlines in Western media reports. Rather than investigate who is behind the participation of children in armed confrontation, however, Western journalists tend to report only what they see on the streets.
Moreover, the age-old news adage, “If it bleeds, it leads,” is all the more true when the victims are children. No matter what the circumstances, the sight of a suffering child is heartrending.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by UN General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989
entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49
Relevant articles as stated in the present Convention:
Article 35- Parties (PA included) shall take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of, or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form.
Article 37 – No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment …Arab Teen gets Death Threats for Protesting Kidnapping of Israeli Teens
This kid is not alone. What makes him different is that he felt freer to voice his opinion due to the fact that his relative serves on the Knesset and is a public figure.