Israeli military applies harsh rules to Palestinian children and tries them in military courts, which have a near-100 percent conviction rate. Settler children living in the same territory are instead subject to Israel’s civil laws and courts.
With US funds providing 18.5 percent of Israel’s annual defense budget, the US has the leverage to change those practices, if only it would use it. And there’s no getting away from the risk that US military aid – US$127.4 billion over the decades – may be underwriting unlawful Israeli practices.
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