A Palestinian activist who uses his children to taunt Israeli soldiers spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school. Bassem Tamimi told third graders at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School that Israel is causing the suffering of Palestinian children.
Tamimi’s use of his children is tantamount to child abuse, but this school felt the young students had something to learn from this man.
Legal Insurrection reported on Tamimi’s use of children:
“Tamimi is best known for his use of children, including his own, for media purposes. The game goes like this: Tamimi’s children and other children from the village of Nabi Saleh are encouraged to confront Israeli soldiers in the hope of provoking a reaction. The children are surrounded by a phalanx of photographers and videographers waiting for the viral moment when the Israeli soldier reacts, which then is fed to the media through the Tamimi media operation and international activists who often participate.”
Tamimi’s son was arrested for throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers, a practice that Tamimi himself has been arrested for encouraging children to do. His daughter Ahed can be seen in the following video taunting soldiers while performing for the cameras. Her blond hair is pulled back in a ponytail.
Another relative of Tamimi’s escorted a suicide bomber into a Jerusalem Sbarro, causing the deaths of a number of children.
This is who a New York Elementary School invited to speak to third graders.
What would you say if this man was asked to address your child’s class? Please join the discussion.
H/T: Legal Insurrection