Every child killed is to be mourned but the mainstream media in its reporting always places greater value on the death of Israelis compared to Palestinians. Which is why many people will not know the reality of who is killing most children in the Middle East.

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed 2000 – 2014

132 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,523 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000. Approximately 12 times more Palestinian children have been killed than Israeli children.
Source: If Americans Knew
Chart showing that approximately 12 times more Palestinian children have been killed than Israeli children

One Palestinian child killed every three days

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah in June 2013 revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013.

That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years.

The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000.

Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

Source: Middle East Monitor

01 Jul 2014

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