If Palestinian children are not shot and killed by heavily armed Israeli soldiers, they are attacked and even run over by arrogant Zionist settlers.
This is what happened to 7-year-old Tareq Zabania on July 15 evening when he was run over.
He was riding his bike near the illegal Zionist settlement of Adora (near al-Khalil, aka Hebron), when he was run over by a Zionist settler.
According to Palestinian Information Center, the Zionist settler fled the scene.
The badly injured child was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Zionists have total disdain for Palestinian life. Even children are not spared as the latest murder of 7-year-old Zabania shows.
Hit-and-run incidents against Palestinians are quite common, with most of them going uninvestigated by the Zionist occupation authorities.
This is not surprising since Zionist officials frequently refer to Palestinians in the most demeaning and racist terms.
Prominent Zionist rabbis have called them cockroaches and used other racist expressions.
Such racist cant would evoke immediate global condemnation except in the West’s favorite ghetto (aka Zionist Israel).
While Palestinians throughout the West Bank lead a precarious existence, it is especially traumatic for them in and around al-Khalil (Hebron) as well as Gaza. The latter has been described as an outdoor prison.
The reason for heightened Zionist racism near Hebron is that a political party—Otzma Yehudit—with roots in the racist Kach party is based there.
Its leaders are Michael Ben-Ari and Baruch Marzel.
Marzel is one of the West Bank’s most violently racist Israeli settlers.
He lives in the illegal Tel Rumeida settlement, in occupied Hebron, and has been involved in the foundation of many such Jews-only colonies, violently expelling Palestinians and colonizing Palestinian land.
It needs recalling that it was in al Khalil Mosque on February 25, 1994 that Baruch Goldstein murdered 29 Muslim worshippers during early morning prayers in the month of Ramadan.
The Zionists have erected a shrine on Goldstein’s grave. He was also an illegal settler from Brooklyn, NY.
In the first three months of this year, Israel detained 1,600 Palestinians, including 230 children and 40 women, according to a report released by the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The youngest child is 6 years old.
Of these Palestinians, 500 were placed in administrative detention, which allows detainees to be held indefinitely without charge or trial.
The report also issued figures on child detentions in 2018, showing that Israel detained some 3,255 Palestinian children between the ages of 12 and 17 over the course of the year.
According to the Jerusalem Post, some 70 per cent of these children “were threatened with violence, including rape, castration, home demolition, imprisonment for life and denial of food”.
“More than 75% of child prisoners reported being blindfolded,” the Israeli daily added.
#Israel arrests up to 700 Palestinian children each year in which 97% of them had no parent or lawyer present during interrogation.
While extremely tragic, Zabania’s murder at the hands of a Zionist settler is not surprising.