Palestinian kids protesting the 18-month sentence for the Israeli soldier who extrajudicially executed 21-year-old Abd Elfatah Ashareef on March 2016. This impunity is a contrast to the sentence a Palestinian boy can get for throwing a stone–up to 20 years in military prison.
Palestinian Ahmad Manasra was convicted last November of two counts of attempted murder & sentenced to 12 years in prison for a stabbing attempt on two Israelis when he was 13. Young Ahmad had not actually stabbed anyone. The young boy with him who did was shot dead on the spot.
Israeli Meir Ettinger, designated a terrorist by Israeli police officials, was arrested in 2015 for leading others in a firebomb attack on the home of a Palestinian family in the West Bank. An 18-month-old boy, his mother & father died in the fire. A surviving 4-year-old boy was burned over 60 percent of his body, is still undergoing medical treatment, & has been orphaned.
Ettinger was not charged with a crime & was released after ten months with a curfew, a ban from entering the West Bank or East Jerusalem for one year, & barred from contacting his terrorist cohorts for six months. The equivalent of the naughty finger for murdering Palestinians sleeping in their beds & causing lifelong physical & psychological suffering to a child.
Such is the “justice” of military occupation & colonialism. Use your indignation to build BDS: support the cultural boycott & the economic boycott of Israel. Buy nothing with barcode beginning 729.