The ongoing Israeli apartheid regime and occupation of Palestine is one of the longest running crimes on the surface of the planet and today Israel was once again shown to be far from the mythical land of liberty and human rights that it's supporters try to portray.
A UNICEF report out today revealed that thousands of Palestinian children were systematically injured, tortured and used as human shields by Israel during the past 10 year period.
The report found over 7,000 children aged 9 to 17 were arrested, interrogated and kept captive and 'hundreds of Palestinian children have been killed and thousands injured over the reporting period as a result of the state party military operations, especially in Gaza where the state party proceeded to conduct air and naval strikes on densely populated areas with a significant presence of children, thus disregarding the principles of proportionality and distinction'.
It was revealed that the Israeli Defence Force forced Palestinian children at gunpoint to act as human shields 'Palestinian children arrested by Israeli military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often to acts of torture, are interrogated in Hebrew, a language they did not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released' the report said.
Children are fitted with leg chains and shackles to appear before military courts, and are often held in solitary confinement. The committee blames Israel’s 'long-standing occupation' of Palestinian territory for the 'severe and continuous violations of the rights of Palestinian children and their families'.
In response the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the latest UN report to point out the abhorrent treatment dished out by Israel as of 'no importance'.
Yet another report to add to the already vast pile of Israeli crimes against humanity.