After Fox News cancelled my appearance on ‘Hannity’ we paid them a visit at their New York Headquarters.
US police have said they came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was badly beaten by Israeli police is visiting Washington to speak to officials there.Tarik Abu Khdeir was arrested while he was on holiday in occupied East Jerusalem the day after his cousin was burnt to death in the city. An alleged video showing his brutal beating sparked international condemnation. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher met the teenager at his home in Tampa, Florida, before his trip to the US capital.
Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.
“The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1,” said a spokesman, “but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis.”
Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.