In a world where the oppressor always has the upper hand, this 15-year-old Palestinian boy had the courage to tell the story of his torture and rape while in Israeli custody. The practice is well-documented, but Israel has so far escaped accountability.
Killing of Palestinians is not new. It has been going on for decades, unabated, uncriticized, and bankrolled by the US. The Leahy Laws enable us to withhold aid to countries that commit human such rights abuses, but in spite of overwhelming proof of abuse by Israel, our politicians refuse to cut off military support.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein used former Mossad agents in efforts to silence actresses who accused him of sexual assault. The Electronic Intifada notes “…sexual violence has been a routine part of the methods Israeli intelligence agencies have used against Palestinians.” The UK’s Daily Mail names an Israeli spy used by Weinstein…