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Israeli minister insists on targeting children with bombs

‘Israeli army must shoot teens and children who fly kites,’ the Israeli minister said.

Jul 16 2018

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Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennet insisted during a cabinet meeting that Israeli warplanes must drop bombs over the heads of Palestinian children flying kites into Israel.

During the meeting of the Israeli Security Cabinet on Sunday, which convened to discuss the latest Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Bennet said: “There is no legal impediment. Why shoot next to them and not directly at them? These are terrorists for all intents and purposes.”

He criticised the Israeli military attacks near the kites’ flyers during the past weeks that wounded at least four children.

When the Israeli army chief responded, saying: “I don't think shooting teens and children—who are sometimes the ones launching the balloons and kites—is right.”

But Bennett stressed that this Israeli army must do this, pushing army chief to say: “I disagree with you. It's against my operational and moral positions.”

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