Child soldiers were encountered by Allied troops as they approached Berlin during World War II. The boys in the German army fired at the Allied troops, who had no recourse except to fire back. Did the Allies want to fire at children? No. Did they have a right to do so? Yes. A nation that uses its children to wage war is beneath contempt, but this is S.O.P. for the Palestinians. It's another way of brainwashing children and creating lurid news stories at the same time. Why not blame the men who deliberately send these children out to do battle with adult troops? Just as the Palestinians-- even mothers-- send young people out to be "martyrs" after filling their heads full of nonsense about 72 virgins and all the rest, they feel no shame in sending even younger children out to attack Israeli troops with rocks and anything else that comes to hand. Whoever is to blame here, it is certainly not the Israelis.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)