In a Telegraph article by Middle East correspondent James Rothwell (“Israel on brink of internal conflict ‘that will consume us all’, president warns”, Jan. 25) included the following:
Separately, the killing of three Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers this month and plans by the Israeli government to annex swathes of the West Bank have also stoked fears of a major escalation in the Holy Land.
Further into the article, it repeats the claim:
Israel is also facing renewed criticism over a series of killings of Palestinians in the West Bank, including three children,
And, then, further in, we finally at least learn that the “children”, aged between 15 and 17, were killed during violent clashes.
The three youngsters, aged between 15 and 17, were killed in separate incidents where Israeli forces had clashed with Palestinian militant groups or Palestinians throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. Israel says it is investigating their deaths.
However, as we detailed in a recent post, the three children/youngsters were all affiliated with proscribed terrorist groups.
Jan. 1: Fouad Mahmoud Ahmed ‘Abed (17 or 18) was claimed by Hamas as an operative:
Jan. 3: Adam Issam Shaker Iyad (15) – was affiliated with PFLP:
January 5th: Amer Abu Zeitoun (16) – Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Note that the terror affiliations of the three teens were available before the Telegraph article was published.
Moreover, as blogger Elder of Ziyon observed, though the use of child soldiers by Palestinian terror groups is a horrible moral scandal, the lack of information about them in the media is arguably an even greater scandal.