Press TV has interviewed Mark Glenn, author and journalist from Idaho, to discuss recent comments by the Palestinian Authority that Israeli forces have killed more than 1,500 Palestinian children and wounded thousands more since 2000.
What follows is a rough transcription of the interview.
Press TV: First of all, why is there no report or condemnation by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)?
Glenn: Well, what can the United Nations do when after all it was the United Nations that effectively created Israel, and which has been basically used as a rubberstamp for all of Israel’s real activities for the last half-century, of course working in tandem and in collusion with the United States? That’s number one.
Number two, I think that it’s worth noting the amount of coverage that the children of Palestine have received by the Western media concerning their plight over not just the last 14 years as this report concludes but rather literally over the last half-century.
The people of Syria have gotten more coverage in the last three years that this war, if we want to call it that, this civil war instigated by the West, it’s gotten more coverage than the plight of the Palestinian people and especially the plight of the Palestinian children.
Thirdly, the thing that I would mention is that none of this should be a surprise to anyone. The Jewish state is founded upon certain religious ideas that are found within Jewish religious texts, one of them is the use of extreme violence in cleansing all of the land between the Nile and the Euphrates Rivers of non-Jewish inhabitants.
One need look no further than some of the text that call upon these warriors to kill everything that breathes, to leave nothing alive, which unfortunately has to include children. I would recommend folks out there who are curious about what kinds of brutality that Palestinian children have been subjected to to read Chris Hedges Gaza Diary where he talks about Israeli soldiers would entice Palestinian children like mice into a trap and then murder them for sport.
Press TV: There are reports that more than 200 Palestinian children are currently in Israeli jails. Given their age, just how can Israel feel threatened by these children?
Glenn: Well, Israel is threatened by the fact that the Palestinians are a demographic threat. Israel of course – other than in its orthodox community, Israeli couples do not have large families, whereas the Palestinians despite the terrible pressures that they have been put under economically, culturally and politically, they still do have large families.
This has been a common theme in political discussions in Israel now for a long time. Golda Meir, Prime Minister, one put that she would lay awake at night, terrified at the number of Palestinian children that would be conceived that night.
So, this is where the threat lies, that they know that these Palestinian children are going to grow up and become adults, and then the Jewish state is going to find itself literally outnumbered by biology.
little bit old news,published for records