The very same Richard Falk
who applauded the Iranian Revolution
in 1978. The Richard Falk
who encouraged Jimmy Carter
to embrace Ayatollah Khomeini
as a man of the people?
Richard Falk has outdone himself again in his never ending quest to demonize Israel.
His latest report to the UN Human Rights Council includes this passage:
The continued reports of inhumane and degrading treatment, including sexual assault, of children in detention is further deplorable….In the Ariel settlement in the occupied West Bank, children reported that they had been given electric shocks by Israeli interrogators in the settlement. The children, one as young as 14 years of age, were each accused of throwing stones at a settler bypass road in the occupied West Bank. Following the electric shocks, the boys provided their interrogators with confessions, although they maintained their innocence. In May 2010, a 14-year-old boy reported that his interrogator in the Israeli settlement block of Gush Etzion, in the occupied West Bank, attached car battery jump leads to the boy’s genitals and threatened to electrify the cable. After further abuse, the boy confessed to throwing stones, although he maintains his innocence.