IPS’s Director of New Internationalism Phyllis Bennis discusses why Palestinian youths seem to be on the front lines of a recent spate of violent attacks on Israelis: “This is not about any personal relationships. This is about occupation, this is about apartheid policies of separation… [t]hese are children who have seen there fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers arrested by Israeli occupation authorities… children over the age of 12 are held on trial in Israeli military courts, something in clear violation of international law. They have experienced that kind of oppression for all these years. They’ve known nothing else.”

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Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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