IDF detains kids for picking olives
Yair Altman
Published: 04.11.10, 15:09
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1. thou shal not steal, or covet....
2. There's nothing else going on?
rachel ,   usa   (11.04.10)
3. Apologize to the owner
Chaya ,   Tel Aviv   (11.04.10)
The father should bring the children to the owner of the grove and apologize to him.
4. children's rights
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (11.04.10)
Israel is a signatory on International Treaties for children's rights. When children pick a handful of olives from a grove, this is not stealing and not a crime. The police, soldiers and civil servants who abused these children should all be fired and forced to pay the children damages.
5. reminds me of the dictum famous : the scourge of evil laughs
Salma ,   Palestine   (11.04.10)
the truth is the father settler is traumatized because his children did not steal olives as he ordered them.
6. they stole the land, whats few olives to the parents?
Joy ,   NJ   (11.04.10)
7. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.04.10)
... and you know this how? Because it is something that "Palestinians" routinely do? Sell their children to be suicide bombers? Order them to throw boulders at moving vehicles and then, when hit by a car, lie and say that they were "innocently walking on the sidewalk returning home from Friday prayers at the mosque" (even when photographic and film evidence proves the lie)? Dress little kindergarten children like suicide bombers? Teach them how to shout "Death to the Jews?" You are truly a vile creature, Salma. You REALLY are. Next you'll be telling us that the six year old and three year old cut down the olive trees! Does it NEVER end with you?
8. how many years in jail to these criminals
jail ,   IL   (11.04.10)
terrorist treatment for them, RIDICULOUS
9. This reminds me of the time at South Park elementary
Kyle ,   Southpark, CO, USA   (11.04.10)
When Principal Victoria expelled Butters for having a Benadryl tablet in his lunchbox.
10. Officer reprimands kids aged 6, 11, and 12
split ,   USA   (11.04.10)
Kudos to officer !!! Obviously daddy (a settler) didn't see nothing wrong in stealing from Palis and wouldn't do it himself ,...
11. Black or green ?
Philip ,   Afula, Israel   (11.04.10)
Thats right, getting tough on little kids. About time that the "bigger kids" were also persued in a more serious manner.
12. some other Talmon kids
Grandma of   (11.04.10)
The whole country is crowded with olive trees, on fact so many that lots are not even harvested every year. If our army concentrated on capturing Arab thieves who regularly steal Jewish crops, animals and valuable agricultural equipment instead of rushing to the say-so of a local Janyia Arab we would all be better off. Also, please note professional hate-mongers like like Salma,, most Talmon residents have olive trees in their gardens anyway.
13. #5 truth is
JL   (11.04.10)
you "people" have not a shred of honour...your whining and incessant lying show the world who you are....trash
14. Officer was completely right
Daniel Breslauer ,   Jerusalem   (11.04.10)
Something children need to be scared. Especially 11/12 year olds, but also a 6-year old, know very well what stealing is and know very well that stealing is forbidden. And they perfectly know that taking things from trees in someone else's grove is considered stealing. They wilfully, purposely stole the olives, and were justly 'detained' - it wasn't any detention as far as I can see. Were they handcuffed, taken to a police station? All they got was a ride home and a good dose of fear, which is what they deserved. Religious children behave in the most disgusting ways, many times. So do secular children, by the way. But the attitude of some settlers (not all!) that any crime against a Palestinian is not a crime, is disgusting. The father should indeed do some soul-searching.
15. pali realy complaint that a child is stealing his olives?
ghostq   (11.04.10)
wow 6 olives r real reason for interigation of a child, a minor, did they even bother adresing the children parents, any way sound like "LA Miserable" situation only thee it was loaf of bread here is a child fist full of olives.
16. Real Stupid
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL/USA   (11.04.10)
Olives stragiht off the tree can't be eaten, they're as hard as rocks until they're pickled and cured The thing the kids were doing is to see how and an olive grew and how it could be picked The Katzin is an idiot, he should have something better to do, like cleanibg Sherutim or Toranut in the Kitchen
17. This is not the IDF I want to support
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (11.04.10)
For several years I've financially supported Friends of the IDF. I don't regret that. But does it really take a Major and two soldiers to deal with kids picking olives? And the idea that they were summoned to the police station for further questioning is ludicrous. One can only conclude this is part of the IDF's "harass the settlers" policy.
18. # 7 - Read the headline again ,...
split ,   US   (11.04.10)
and spare us your raveling, please,...
19. IDF only confront palestinian or jews kids or unarmed women
Ivan ,   Haifa   (11.04.10)
They never detain violent settlers and they detain chidren?, I think palestinian care when they are attacked hardly and not for 3 zeitim.
20. Correction
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL/USA   (11.04.10)
They were picking olives on the land that was stolen from them by the Arab & Muslim invaders Check your bible, any version, NO whatever mention of Arabs, Muslim's or Palestinian's
21. To Number 7; Who is really vile??!
Raf ,   Athens   (11.04.10)
Sarah, There is nobody more vile than you. Your hate speach over the past few weeks has been amusing at best and disturbing all the time. I can't wait until the Palestinians finally disengage from people like you; better yet, I dream of a one state solution, even with Palestinians under Israeli rule; at least they will be granted citizenship as the rightful residents of their land. In the meantime, kudos to the IDF for finally showing less discrimination. Viva Palisreal!
22. Re #5
Andrew Brehm   (11.04.10)
Do you EVER have anything to say that is not a wild accusation or whiney complaint?
23. "SETTLERS STEALING" Incarcerate them immidiatly
rebecca ,   Modiin   (11.04.10)
Isnt that what the Israeli defense forces regularly do as soon as it's a "settler". If they had done this to an Arab kid we'd have Peace now and all sorts of human and children's rights activists all over them. Legally they may not even talk to the kids without parents present. Disgusted.
24. # 4 childrens rights
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (11.04.10)
How absurd. There were no damages to these children. While it wasn't the crime of the century these children do need to be taught to respect other peoples rights. The children were in the wrong and the father more so. If you say it is ok for children to go onto other peoples property and take things then where do you draw the line?
25. #20 - NO whatever mention of Arabs, Muslim's or Palestinian'
split ,   US   (11.04.10)
... or Khasar for that matter ,...
26. Stupid Israel...detaining kids for picking olives in...
Faruq   (11.04.10)
Judea and Samaria. Kids pick a few olives... some element of leadership is clearly being stupid and thinking appeasement will save their lives from the anti-semites of the world. IT WONT. USE YOUR BRAINS YOU FOOLS, OR YOU WILL GET KILLED.
27. Nice Story
John DeLancy ,   Alaska, USA   (11.04.10)
It's good to read a story out of Israel that doesn't involve Arabs blowing stuff up. So Andy and Barney and Goober have some kids by the scruff of the neck for taking fruit from one of the neighbor folk's orchard. They'll apologize and this heartwarming episode will be over. Ah, good times. Until next week, when the neighbor folk are again shouting "Death to Israel" and shooting pregnant women on the road. It'd be nice to think of Shomron like Mayberry, but it's ... not.
28. #24
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (11.04.10)
You don't have children and don't know much about olive trees, do you? Picking a handful of olives in a grove is not a crime and not theft, get real. The farmer lets far more olives drop under every tree. As for abuse, an armed army officer yelling at a 6-year old, and calling him a criminal on the army radio? Grabbing the bag of olives from his hands? If the story is true, the major is a fool and the Arab farmer probably had a laugh at the sight of the "tough" officer screaming at the little child.
29. To: No. 21
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.04.10)
Keep dreaming. A "Palestinian" state ... or a unified Israeli-"Palestinian" state will happen when pigs fly or when Greece hands itself over to Turkey. By the way, since you clearly are abysmally uninformed, permit me to enlighten you to the fact that (i) Arabs living in Israel proper are ALREADY Israeli citizens, with all the rights of citizenship and few of the obligations; and (ii) Arabs living in Judea and Samaria are Jordanian citizens. When Israel annexes Judea and Samaria, these Arabs may fully expect to be repatriated to Jordan, country of their citizenship, as expressed in Jordan's 1954 Law of Citizenship, which granted citizenship to all Arabs living in Judea and Samaria (i.e., the West Bank) AND THEIR PROGENY, irrevocably. Frankly, nearly all Israelis are quite sick and tired of "Palestinian" terror, "Palestinian" violence and of "Palestinians," generally. If that does not meet with your approval -- oh well. Too bad for you. How's the Cypriot "one-state" solution doing? Not so well, I hear. (Actually, I know. I've been to Limassol and I've been to Nicosia and I've been to Famagusta. Not a whole lot of friendliness between Greeks and Turks, now is there?) Please do not visit Greek failures upon Israel. We're not as inept as you. We also have a very good memory of what happened to the Jews of Thessaloniki during World War II, and we are not terribly favorably disposed towards you, either. In short -- mind your own business; keep out of Israel's. You should be far more concerned and worried about Greek's bankrupt status and fiscal crisis; why is that not the case?
30. To: Eaglebeak at No. 24
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.04.10)
I'm sorry; did I miss the part in the article where it was asserted that the children knew that they had strayed onto private property and were aware that what they had done was inappropriate?
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