Palestinian professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, living under Israeli occupation, accused the Israeli army of testing its weapons on Palestinian children and transforming the occupied territories where Palestinians live into a field of military experiences.
Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian launched the charges at Columbia University in New York on Tuesday, February 14, as part of the results of a study she conducted in person, based on audio recordings made by Israeli army radio.
“Israel will keep the Palestinians under a repressive regime in order to develop and sell its security technology… when the President of Chad came to Israel, they took him soldatisr_palestinien to bab al-Amoud
to show him how they do it to control people and the region,” she said during her speech.
She was referring to Idriss Debi who visited occupied Palestine last year, met with Israeli leaders there in preparation for the normalization that began in January 2019, and would like, according to Israeli forecasts, to acquire Israeli military equipment.
“We can find new cameras that can take pictures of us at night, or new sound recorders or a new gun. They (Israeli soldiers) tried everything on us,” she reported, quoting a young Palestinian boy.
Tests on children should be used by Israel to increase its arms sales, says the Palestinian professor who teaches social action and law at the Occupied Jerusalem al-Quds University, the Hebrew University.
The latter’s management distanced itself from it, stating that “the opinions expressed by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian do not represent or express in any way those of the Hebrew University or the university administration”.
Before the United States, she had been to Holland and said the same thing. It also published a study on Israeli violations against Palestinian children in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law last year.