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How The NY Times Whitewashes the Scandal of Israel’s Child Prisoners

Separate court systems for Palestinians and Israelis–and the NY Times can’t bring itself to use the “A” word (“apartheid”). Abuse of children during night raids, arrests, and interrogations, and the NY Times can’t bring itself to use the “T” word (“torture”). I think the NY Times is running a close race with the Nobel Peace Committee in terms of who has the lowest credibility these days.

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Dima al Wawi, 12, was released from an Israeli prison last week, and according to The New York Times, her experience there was not all that bad. She played shuffle ball and went to classes, and when she came home after more than two months, she remained her spunky self.

This is the tenor of a piece by Diaa Hadid that ran on page one recently under the headline, “As Attacks Surge, Boys and Girls Fill Israeli Jails.” The tone here is in stark contrast to other accounts. The Daily Mail, for instance, ran the story with this title: “Haunted face of a 12-year-old girl broken by jail.”

A YouTube video of Dima’s reunion with her family also reveals a stony-faced child with dull eyes, and her mother speaks of her dismay at seeing her like that: “It seems like she is living in another world, in shock…

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