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Palestinian children are being targeted by a shadowy campaign group

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18.02.2020

A shadowy campaign group with a hidden agenda appears to be exploiting Palestinian children from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Just when we thought that elements of the pro-Israel lobby surely couldn’t sink any lower, they are now scraping the bottom of the barrel at the expense of the thousands of dead Palestinian children killed over the years by the Israeli military.

A new campaign calling itself Coalition to Save Palestinian Child Soldiers has founders who are shy about identifying themselves. It is a network of shady think tanks and hate organisations working alongside an Israeli government department.

Over the coming days the social networks can expect to be blitzed by the hashtag #KidsNotSoldiers by think tanks from the far right and hate groups, including one organisation which helped fund convicted far-right menace and former EDL founder Tommy Robinson. Without a hint of irony, this coalition claims that it is a group of non-governmental organisations concerned about the use of Palestinian children as soldiers. There are thought to be around 300,000 child soldiers in 20 countries worldwide, and while the practice is illegal, quite rightly so, the CSPCS is focussing its campaign on the besieged Gaza Strip.

None of the groups involved in this coalition appears to have ever spoken out about the deliberate targeting of Palestinian children by the Israeli military. That’s right: nothing at all about the children playing a game of football on the beach in Gaza before being blown up by Israeli shells, or a young boy sheltering behind his father before being shot and killed by an Israeli soldier, let alone the........

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