Thursday, March 27

An Australian show on targeting Palestinian children

Stone Cold Justice Four Corners


The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting 

force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at 

home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West 

Bank, occupied territory.

Coming up, a joint investigation by Four Corners and The 

Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army 

is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. 

Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the 

story of children who claim they have been taken into 

custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to 

sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

He meets Australian lawyer Gerard Horton, who's trying to 

help the boys who are arrested, and talks to senior Israeli 

officials to examine what's driving the army's strategy.

The program focuses on the stories of three boys. In two 

cases the army came for the children in the middle of the 

night, before taking them to unknown locations where they 

are questioned. A mother of one of the boys described the 


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