Palestinians send children to Gaza border with toy guns
Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:43 PM
A group of Palestinian children were sent towards the Gaza Strip border fence holding toy guns on Thursday in order to test the vigilance of the soldiers on duty.
From a distance, troops noticed four apparently armed Palestinians approaching the border north of the Kissufim crossing.
When the four were some 400 meters from the fence, the soldiers realized that they were children, who looked to be about 13 years of age, and that their guns were toys.
The Gaza security fence has become the scene of almost daily incidences of would-be infiltrations from the Gaza Strip, attempted terror attacks, and occasionally exchanges of fire. Earlier Thursday, IDF forces arrested two unarmed Palestinians who breached the fence in order to cross into Israel.
And only Monday, a Palestinian was shot and killed by IDF soldiers after they identified three men near the fence and fired at them, suspecting they intended to carry out an attack.
Because finding out if the enemy is paying attention is far more important than the well-being of your children.
But had they been fired upon, would they have gotten their virgins?
Posted 02 June 2006 - 10:49 PM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:30 AM
It seems like they wanted their children to be fired upon, probably to spark public outrage. The Israeli soldiers shoot people just for "suspecting that they intended to carry out an attack," which really means they shot them for nothing.
I wouldn't say "for nothing" - watching suicide bombers come into your land and blow themselves and your countrymen to bits on a regular basis is apt to get you to enact some harsh, tough rules - rules such as "STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM OUR BORDER FENCE."