In West Bank, Israeli troops still escort Palestinian children to school
Anne-Marie O’Connor, Washington Post, November 1, 2014
Ten years ago, Israeli lawmakers convened a special meeting to hear testimony about Palestinian children being menaced by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. The politicians called for an unprecedented emergency solution: Israeli soldiers would walk the children to school until their assailants could be stopped.
A decade later, a dozen Palestinian children trudge up the rocky hilltop here flanked by Israeli troops in full body armor. The soldiers are escorting them past a Jewish settlement harboring teens and adults who have attacked the youngsters with sticks and stones.