COUNTERCURRENTS.org 17 June 2009

“Beating and Torturing Palestinian children.” by Jonathon Cook

Nazareth: The rights of Palestinian children are routinely violated by Israel`s security forces, according to a new report that says beatings and torture are common. In addition hundreds of minors are prosecuted by Israel each year without proper trial and are denied family visits.

The findings by Defense for Children International,(DCI) come in the wake of revelations from Israeli soldiers and senior commanders that it is “normal procedure” in the West Bank to terrorize Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, including children.

… In one of the most disturbing testimonies, a soldier said he had witnessed his commander attacking a four-year-old boy playing in the sand in Gaza…

Such revelations have grown in number since the Breaking the Silence began drawing attention to the army`s mistreatment of Palestinians in 2004.

Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/cook170609.htm