Report: Terror attacks by Arab children on the rise

Human Rights NGO accuses UN of enabling PA to incite children to murder Jews by willfully ignoring incitement and encouragement of terror.

Gary Willig ,

Islamic Jihad terrorist child
Islamic Jihad terrorist child
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The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis by Arab children has greatly increased since the beginning of the so-called 'stabbing intifada' in September 2015, according to a new report by a human rights NGO.

The report by UN watchdog Human Rights Voices (HVR) states that "there have been at least 79 separate terrorist attacks by Palestinian children since September 13, 2015."

The attackers have been as young as eight.

The report further noted that rather than act to prevent children from risking their lives in order to kill Jews, the Palestinian Authority has incited and encouraged its children to commit murder, in violation of international law.

The report quotes PA UN representative Riyad Mansour's declaration in the public hall of the UN Headquarters on November 23, 2015 as evidence of the PA's endorsement of child terrorism: “We are so proud that in this popular uprising that has started almost two months ago, that the backbone of this uprising are the youth of Palestine.”

The report further accuses the United Nations of knowingly covering up the PA's encouragement and incitement of child terrorists.

"Shockingly, however, the UN Secretary-General’s most recent annual report on Children and Armed Conflict, released in April 2017, contains the following statement specifically about Palestinian children: “Limited information is available about the recruitment or use of children,”" the report states.

The report concludes: "Since the Secretary-General’s claim is manifestly untrue, the United Nations is not merely engaged in a feeble cover-up. The fact is that the UN is now an active enabler of the violation of the rights of Israelis and Palestinians: the basic rights to life and security of the person of the Israeli victims of Palestinian children engaged in terrorism, and the rights of Palestinian children not to be recruited or engaged in terrorism in the first place."