Israel Isn't Telling Its Soldiers That Shooting Children Is a Crime. It Has To

Haaretz Editorial
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Haaretz Editorial

Malek Issa came home from school on Saturday. First he called his mother and asked her to come get him, but she said it was nice out and he could walk home with his younger sisters.

Issa, 9, grew up in Isawiyah, the East Jerusalem neighborhood the police have targeted for abuse. His father, Wahel, told Haaretz’s Nir Hasson Sunday, “I turn my home into a prison for my kids because of all the problems in the village.” That’s how he tries to protect them from harm.