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February 5, 2019 7:03 am

Lie of the Day: ‘A Large Number of Palestinian Children Spend Their Childhood Inside Israeli Prisons’

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A Palestinian rioter on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, Oct. 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Mohammed Salem.

I just found this video put out by the “Government of Palestine” for World Children’s Day 2017 in English. The viewer count on this particular version is low, but it shows just how easily Palestinian officials lie.

A central point of the video was this one:

Really?

At this moment, according to B’Tselem, there are 203 minors in Israeli prisons — 80 percent are over 16, and none are under 14. Some others might be in IDF detention, but probably less than 250 total.

Therefore, the chances that a Palestinian minor from the West Bank is in Israeli custody right now is about 1 in 10,000.

But the chances that an American minor is in detention (prison or juvenile detention) is about 1 in 1,500. The chances that an American minor is in an adult prison is 1 in 7,500.

Canadian rates are comparable.

A Palestinian minor has a much lower chance of being in Israeli custody than an American or Canadian minor does in those countries.

The Palestinian video went on to accuse Israel of torturing these children, an equally false accusation.

The obvious audience for this failed video is the English speaking world — NGOs, the UN, and other Westerners, most of whom would not believe that a government that they want so desperately to succeed would lie so blatantly.

Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down, you already knew that.

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