Child abuse not illegal in Israel
As long as the child is Palestinian (and moves) and you’re a member of the Israeli Defence Force you can do what you want and not be held to account. As the Guardian reports a military court in Israel just acquitted a soldier who unloaded the whole magazine of his machine gun into a defenceless 13-year old girl. “I old you I was innocent” the soldier is said to have announced after the not guilty verdict.
At not time did the school girl pose a danger to the soldiers at the military post where Captain “R” was posted when he riddled her with bullets. She was at a safe distance and had dropped her school bag, so was not carrying anything that could have been mistaken as explosives. In fact, before shooting her, the captain was told by his colleagues on the watch tower that she was just a little girl “scared to death”.
No matter, he justified his action thus: “Anything that's mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it's a three-year-old, needs to be killed. Over." Now after officers from the Metropolitan Police unloaded their guns on Brazilian Charles de Menezes in a London underground train, we learned that the new “shoot-to-kill” policy had been introduced after British armed police officers received training from Israel, code-named “Operation Kratos”. If they were instructed to shoot at anything that moves, even if it’s a three-year-old, then we can be hardly surprised at the ferocity with which they took out the innocent electrician.
Irrespective of these rules of engagement, outside the Israeli Defence Force and the British police force the killing of an under-aged school girl or an innocent passenger on a commuter train will still be regarded as cold-blooded murder.