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Monday, October 20, 2008

A shameful story from Israel

From a report in Israel's main daily Ha'aretz.

One has to ask: why is the most heavily-armed nation on Earth (in terms of defence spending per head) so terrified of 16-year-old schoolgirls that it has to use them to demonstrate its utter contempt for democracy and the rule of law?

Oh, wait, I get it: 16-year-old schoolgirls don't fight back. Far easier to bully than those pesky Hamas fighters who would make the brave Shin Bet men crap themselves while running away.

Next time a supporter of Israel bangs on about the importance of academic freedom (when tha means the importnance of their academics staying on the British gravy train) just remember that this "freedom" does not extend to Palestinian teenagers studying for their matriculation exams. Well, there have to be limits to freedom.

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