I just received another faux-outrage fundraising email from the “US Campaign for Palestinian Rights” that claims to care about Ahed Tamimi:
Ahed Tamimi, the brave Palestinian teenage activist who has experienced untold violence at the hands of the Israeli occupation in her short lifetime, spent her News Year’s Eve in an Israeli prison cell. Ahed will be punished severely for the most basic act of resisting a military occupation that has stolen her land, her freedom to live a peaceful childhood, and even the lives of her uncle and cousin. She faces 12 charges in a separate-and-unequal military court system with a 99.74% conviction rate. Read more about the connections between Ahed’s case and the landmark legislation I’m asking you to support.
Israel wants to make an example of Ahed and crush the will to resist. The Israeli government and its supporters are unapologetically brutal in the process; a minister called for life imprisonment and a prominent Israeli journalist implied that 16-year old Ahed should be raped. It is high time that we build our political power to end US complicity in Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children. 2018 will be the year – I can feel it. Take action today.
The 99.74% statistic is from 2010. No one seems to want to look at what the actual rate today is, because the 2010 number is too good.
But the most interesting part is that the Israel haters are trying to get some interest in a bill before Congress called H.R.4391 – Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.
Under Palestinian law, Ahed Tamimi is an adult. And Israeli military law in the territories also considers 16 year olds to be adults.
But when Israel says it, it is a violation of human rights for children. When Palestinians say it….it is not even worth mentioning.
How many Arabs are in Palestinian jails between 16-18? No one knows….because no one cares.
Hundreds of Arabs report being abused and tortured in Palestinian jails every year. The “pro-Palestinian” activists are silent.
Palestinian Arabs aren’t considered worthy of human rights protections, unless the abuse can be blamed on Jews. Facts don’t matter.
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