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The Israeli Army Child Killing Unit Shoots 12 Year Old 

09 May 2009 - Sameh A. Habeeb 
London, May 09, (Pal Telegraph) - Today the Israeli Army Child Killing Unit shot another child. But no need to worry, decent people of the world, after all they are "allowed" to shoot 12 year old children. Why? Because, according to Israel, you are no longer a child when you turn 12 years old.
Never mind that the world definition of legal adult age is 18 years old, like everything else, Israel makes its own rules to suit it's purpose of ethnic cleansing as was so graphically depicted in the T-Shirts the IDF soldiers gleefully wore with pregnant women and with children on them as targets. Israel has a long standing Army policy of shooting children since as far back as the year 2000, as I will point out after today's shooting report below: Israeli forces apprehended a young Palestinian after injuring him east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
Local sources said Israeli troops seized 12-year-old Ayman Shamiyya after shooting him while he was playing. There was no word about how serious the boy's injuries were.
So let's now take a look at an interview that was given by an IDF sharpshooter in his own words no less.
The important thing to notice here (aside from the FACT that they shoot 12 year olds!) is that this interview was done, not now, but in 2000, (thanks Owl for pointing the date out) a whopping NINE years ago. Which, points out that this "policy" of murdering Palestinian children is just "part and parcel" of everyday life in the Israeli military. Don't shoot till you can see they're over the age of 12. He doesn't know how many children have been killed in the violence of the past two months, but he's sure that the army 'shoots everyone who needs to be shot.' 
A day in the life of an IDF sharpshooter.

Q: You haven't shot children.
A: "All the sharpshooters haven't shot children."
Q: But nonetheless there are children who were hit, wounded or killed after they were hit in the head. Unless these were mistakes.
A: "If they were children, they were mistakes."
Q: Do they talk about this?
A :"They talk to us about this a lot. They forbid us to shoot at children."
Q: How do they say this?
A: "You don't shoot a child who is 12 or younger."
Q: That is, a child of 12 or older is allowed?
A: "Twelve and up is allowed. He's not a child any more, he's already after his bar mitzvah. Something like that."

Thirteen is bar mitzvah age. "Twelve and up, you're allowed to shoot. That's what they tell us."
Q: Again: Twelve and up you're allowed to shoot children.
A: "Because this already doesn't look to me like a child by definition, even though in the United States a child can be 23."

Q: Under international law, a child is defined as someone up to the age of 18.
A: "Up until 18 is a child?"
Q: So, according to the IDF, it is 12?
A: "According to what the IDF says to its soldiers. I don't know if this is what the IDF says to the media."
Q: And children are from 12 down. Is there no order that between 12 and 18 you shoot at the legs and not the head?
A: "Of course we try to see to it that he really is over 20."
Q: In the 10 seconds that you have.
A: "In the 10 seconds that I have, I have to estimate how old he is."
Q: And in what direction the wind is blowing, and the deviation here and there, and which way he'll jump the next moment.
A: "Yes, but there are hardly any mistakes by sharpshooters. The mistakes are made by people who aren't sharpshooters. "
Q: And it turns out that they happen to hit the children's heads, and all this is just by chance?
"If you say you have seen children that have been hit in the head a lot, then it is sharpshooters. "
Q: So what you're saying is that our definition of children is different.
A: "Your definition is different."
Q: Because for you it's someone who is 12.
A: "Yes."
Q: I want to persist in the matter of the 12-year-olds. Why was this age set?
A: "I have heard that it was important to the IDF to know whether someone was over 12, so therefore I understood that the age of 12 is a border line. They haven't told us any age, just that we must not shoot at children. The IDF doesn't specify ages. We take care not to kill, not to have incidents with many dead. Six dead is normal, there could have been a lot more."
Link And, just to hammer home this "policy" of murdering children, yet another interview with another "Israeli Child Killer" soldier who is quite proud of his killing of a beautiful little girl called Iman, who did nothing wrong, except have the misfortune to be born Palestinian and live next to a genocidal rogue state called Israel. Again, this is a report from 2004, so this "policy" is nothing new for Israel as they have been killing children for almost TEN years, since 2000.
Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child
An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that she was a child by
saying he would have killed her even if she was three years old.
The officer, identified by the army only as Captain R, was charged this week with illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and other relatively minor infractions after emptying all 10 bullets from his gun's magazine into Iman al-Hams when she walked into a "security area" on the edge of Rafah refugee camp last month.
A tape recording of radio exchanges between soldiers involved in the incident, played on Israeli television, contradicts the army's account of the events and appears to show that the captain shot the girl in cold blood
Record of a shooting:
Watchtower `It's a little girl. She's running defensively eastward'
Operations room `Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?'
Watchtower`A girl of about 10, she's behind the embankment, scared to death'
Captain R (after killing the girl)`Anything moving in the zone, even a three-year-old, needs to be killed'
Captain R took the unusual decision to leave the post in pursuit of the girl. He shot her dead and then "confirmed the kill" by emptying his magazine into her body.
So what we can see from this child killer report above, are two things, firstly, the "watchtower" asks if the girl is over 10 years old, this seems to be in breach of their insane and illegal policy of killing 12 year olds, as they now seem to reduce the age to 10 years old, so which is it Israel? 12 year olds, 10 year olds, or just all Palestinian children that are alive and breathing?
Secondly, this "murdering scum soldier" believes in shooting even a 3 year old child as he stated. Makes you wonder how many more are just like this killer, given what we have seen in Gaza recently.
And lastly, see what the United Nations had to say about the Israeli Child Murderers three years ago in 2006:
 United Nations October 5, 2006:  Ninety-one Palestinian children have already been killed this year in the West Bank and Gaza, almost double the number for the whole of 2005, with youngsters suffering increasing levels of stress from violence and fear in the Israeli-Palestinian s conflict, according to the latest United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) update source.
So, I think it is clear to say that there has been, and continues to be, an open policy to murder Palestinian children by the Israeli Army. Given that Israel would be well aware of these many incidents and numbers from the last NINE years. And yet, they have done nothing to stop murdering children in all these years. Indeed,
after their genocide in Gaza their "soldiers" had T-Shirts printed to killing pregnant Palestinian women and children.

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