Israeli Occupation: On Checkpoints and Child Snatching


Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire


Because of a severe lack of balanced media coverage and contorted characterisation by the western media, very few people in America and Europe have little, if any real idea of the scope of Israel’s brutal occupation and racial subjugation of its native Palestinian population.

As US President Barrack Obama does his Israel tour this week, the mainstream corporate media appear to be completely synchronised in their headlines, quotes and talking points like “Obama strengthens ties with Israel”, and “Obama pledges an eternal alliance with Israel”, and finally, quoting the President who announced, “The United States is proud to stand with you as your strongest ally and your greatest friend,” at his lavish welcoming ceremony at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, with Air Force One rolling up to the sound of trumpets.
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Palestinians unfortunately are not as enamoured with the smooth-talking  leader of Israel’s number one financial sponsor, as their protests continue to mount during his visit.

Consider this: More than half of all Palestinian males will have been arrested and detained by the IDF and Israeli security personnel before they reach their 21st birthday. What’s worse however, is the common practice of child snatching, which has created an underage pogrom in Israel.

A recent British Foreign Office fact-finding mission confirmed what many already knew – that there a thousands of Palestinian children in Israeli jails, with many of them detained  with no notification to their families upon apprehension. BT Selem.org explains here:
“The Israeli Youth Law requires that a parent or adult be present during the interrogation of child suspects. The law does not formally apply to Palestinians in the occupied territories, who are subject to Israeli military law, but the military court has recommended that the relevant provisions be taken into account in all dealings with Palestinian children.”
It’s systematic, and designed to continually break the indigenous population to the will of their colonial apartheid lords as evidenced this week:
“B’Tselem this morning urgently contacted the Army’s Legal Advisor for Judea and Samaria, demanding his emergency intervention regarding the detention of numerous children, including some as young as 8 to 10 years old, by the Israeli military this morning in Hebron. Preliminary information received this morning indicates that Soldiers detained or arrested over twenty minors on their way to school. About ten of them were released. The video was filmed by an international activist.”
Two videos presented below offer a little glimpse into to situation which is mostly concealed from media consumers in the west. These are just two of thousands of videos available online which illustrate Israel’s inhumane treatment of Palestinians. 

See child-snatching video here…




For those sitting comfortably in the US and Europe who aren’t sure what day-to-day Palestinian conditions are like in the occupied West Bank, or around Gaza, this video (below) should help them to understand that reality. Watch…



With all the billions in military aid given to Israel each year, perhaps Americans and Europeans will start demanding that the Israelis start making progress towards dismantling their 70 year old religious state, in favour of something more suitable for 21st century society?

It’s time we start demanding justice for Palestinians, and we can start by cutting off our expensive military lifeline to the State of Israel.

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  • et Setera

    Is it likely that Israel will dismantle it’s religious state, since that is what drives it to hold all outside the religion as inferior. What claim would Israel have on other people’s lives,land and property if it was to accept these others as of equal worth. David Icke has it exactly right when he says the Talmud ‘must be the most racist document on earth’. In ‘The Biggest Secret,’ he tells how Israel Shahak, a survivor of Belsen concentration camp, had the courage to challenge and expose the Talmud over extreme views like it being a religious offence to save the life of a Gentile – unless not doing so would bring unpleasant consequences. Presumably, this is what alllows those Israeli soldiers to abuse and manhandle the Palestinians in a way which leaves ordinary decent people shocked and horrified. How otherwise could they look at the sadness, grief and hurt on those faces and not see their own family members reflected. I

  • Guest

    yea right, its amazing how the first half of the video is always missing, where these animals throw stones and get there in the first place.

    Jordan kicked you out and slaughtered you, they would not look at you and by the mercy of the israelis you have a life. Where are the billions you get in aid, it never makes it to the people. Arafat lived like a king and did not share a penny. You can sell theis non-sense to your greandmother

  • Guest

    yea right, its amazing how the first half of the video is always missing, where these animals throw stones and get there in the first place.

    Jordan kicked you out and slaughtered you, they would not look at you and by the mercy of the israelis you have a life. Where are the billions you get in aid, it never makes it to the people. Arafat lived like a king and did not share a penny. You can sell theis non-sense to your greandmother

  • Essential Intel

    Shamelessly regurgitating this primitive propaganda which emanates from Soros funded NGOs like “B’tzelem” and instruments of British imperialism like the “fact finding mission”, just because in this particular case they seem to suit your a-priori Israelophobic bigotry, will eventually backfire at you like a Bumerang, even if you refuse to understand it right now. It’s the same effect as accepting “free samples” from a dope dealer in the street corner. This “free” will eventually cost you dearly once those globalist dope dealers come to own you on others issues, but then it will be too late to put the genie back in the bottle. That’s a shame, because the 21st Century wire could have the potential of becoming something much better, but it won’t realize this potential with this attitude.

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