An abstract of a paper at the British Journal of Criminology:
Child Arrest, Settler Colonialism, and the Israeli Juvenile System: A Case Study of Occupied East Jerusalem
Bella Kovner Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
The British Journal of Criminology, azx059, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx059
Published: 15 September 2017
Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security reasoning—the study examines child arrests in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ), addressing how the Israeli justice and law enforcement systems treat Palestinian children. Through analyses of Knesset protocols, court watch participatory observations, review of court proceedings and verdicts, interviews with children, families and professionals in juvenile justice, and a round table discussion, we found that criminalization and punishment are embedded in a systematic, racialized violence that characterizes the Israeli criminal justice system when dealing with Palestinian children in OEJ. The Israeli justice and law enforcement systems categorize Palestinian children as security threats, born terrorists and ideological criminals, lacking all rights.
This very “study” takes as its starting point that Israel is a racist, colonial state – and then adds a veneer of “scholarship” based on pure lies and bias. So its conclusion is not surprisingly an affirmation of its initial biased assumptions.
Even the conclusion cannot possibly be based on any empirical evidence. How can anyone prove that the Israeli justice system considers all Arab children terrorists unless there is a court decision that says this – which of course there isn’t, because the idea is absurd? Stone throwing and Molotov cocktail throwing 17 year olds who are the ones who get arrested are not the same as all Palestinian children
Even without reading the paper, it is provably garbage.
But good enough to get published by a British journal.
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