Prison guards working at an Israeli prison security checkpoint decided to check on a small boy who seemed to be walking with ‘some difficulty’. They searched him, with family members present, and found ten cellphones and three Sim cards in his underwear, equipment which presumably was to be smuggled to both his father, a Palestinian who had been convicted of conspiracy to commit manslaughter, and of manufacturing explosives; and other terrorists confined in the same jail.
I presume that this is what is known as the maxim widely attributed to Ignatius Loyola, or Aristotle, or Steve Jobs: namely, ‘Give me the boy until the age of seven….etc.’
A small boy; pressured into smuggling mobile phones into a prison. Follows a pattern: hell, if two sisters try to smuggle explosives in tubes marked ‘medical material’ when going from Gaza through those ‘nasty, totally superfluous, illegal and irritating’ (Palestinians’ opinion, not mine!) security checkpoints to Israel for cancer treatment, why not a small boy pushing mobile phones into a prison?