Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took time today (Wednesday) to address the video that shows a Palestinian father asking Israeli Border Police to shoot his son.
“I’ve just watched a video that shook me to the core of my being. In just a few seconds, it shows why our conflict persists,” opened the Prime Minster.
“A Palestinian father holds up his 4-year-old son. He pleads with Israeli border police to kill his own child. He shouts, “Shoot this little boy!” His boy. He pushes his young son forward toward the soldiers and screams, “Kill him! Shoot him!” The boy pauses. He is scared. Any child would be.
He turns back, looking at his father for guidance.
“With his shirt tightly tucked into his bright red shorts, the boy ambles forward towards the soldiers. One of them extends his hand in friendship. The boy gives him a high-five.
“It’s hard to make a four-year-old hate.”
Netanyahu then turned to address the parents of the world, urging them to think of their own children in this child’s place.
“Imagine your own child at that age. Think of his smile. Imagine her laugh. Picture the unrestrained joy and innocence that only a child possesses. Encouraging someone to murder a child – let alone your own child – is probably the most inhumane thing a person can do.
“What did this child do to deserve this? The answer is: nothing. He is innocent. He should be in a playground. He should be in the sun, laughing with other children.