“When people ask why kids are participating, its because they are protesting what they see, what they experience every day under occupation. They feel that they are in a jail, and don’t have basic rights to live. They see that every day, so why wouldn’t they protest?”
Nobody questions israeli children’s participation in protests against palestinians, settler children throwing stones at palestinians, kicking them, shouting racial slurs at them; nobody questions the racist curriculum in israeli schools; nobody questions the racist policies in ‘israel’. ‘israel’ is constantly given a pass to continue and expand its illegal occupation and routine slaughter of palestinians. ‘israel’ now has the most vocal cheerleading squad in its history in the united states gov’t. The united states has done everything it can to deligitimize the palestinian people, has reps claiming they don’t exist, all insisting any critique of ‘israel’ is antisemitism and nothing more. So it shouldn’t suprise anyone what the zionist entity does on a daily basis and that includes shooting children. I can’t feel shock anymore, only sorrow and rage. I hate zionists, there isn’t such a thing as a ‘liberal zionist’ – you are with the palestinians and their rights or against them, it’s just that simple. jews don’t have rights that supercede those of anyone else. The holocaust has given some people the belief that because it happened to them, they are entitled to something that doesn’t exist, a ‘historical homeland’ that belongs to them and those who’ve been living their for millenia have to be destroyed. And the world watches and mostly stays quiet.