Israeli force trains teens to catch Palestinian workers

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Maan News Agency – Jan 2, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Israeli border police are training teenagers to use weapons and catch Palestinians working illegally in Israel and Jewish settlements, Israeli media said on Monday.

The weapons and police-duties training funded by the Public Security Minister of Israel has prepped some 30 16-18-year-olds in Israeli border region Modiin and will be rolled out to new groups, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

Youth volunteers catch Palestinian workers, stand at checkpoints and help guard the neighboring settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to the report.

Haaretz reported that Israel’s education ministry was not aware of the project and would investigate it.

Source and more at Maan News Agency

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