FILM: Stone Cold Justice
Wednesday 28th March, 7.00pm
Friends Meeting House.
As an introduction to campaign for child prisoners in Israel
ABC Australia documentary: A joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing. He meets Australian lawyer Gerard Horton, who’s trying to help the boys who are arrested, and talks to senior Israeli officials to examine what’s driving the army’s strategy.
The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has been investigating these claims and has released a scathing report finding that “children have been threatened with death, physical violence, solitary confinement and sexual assault.” As Four Corners discovered, though, Palestinian children have more to fear than the Israeli army.
Reporter John Lyons shows clear evidence that Israeli settlers in the West Bank regularly attack Palestinian school children, knowing the authorities will not intervene.
Admission free, voluntary collection