10 Dec 2015

Israel and Palestine: children at war with children

The story of a stabbing. Channel 4 News speaks to the mother of a 13-year old Israeli victim and the uncomprehending father of the 15-year old Palestinian boy who stabbed him before being shot dead.

In the past two months, fuelled by tensions over the Al Aqsa mosque, Israel has experienced an outbreak of random knife attacks that has left many dead on both sides. There’s been little apparent pattern to the violence, and Israel is accused by human rights groups of a disproportionate response.

This is the story of one of those stabbings — where both the victim and assailant were children. Channel 4 News speaks to the mother of the young Israeli victim and the father of the Palestinian boy who stabbed him.