Yesterday, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported that several dozen teenage volunteers have been trained and armed with lethal weapons, including M-16s, and are aiding the Israeli Border Police (Magav). Known as Noar Magav (Border Police Youth), the children and young adults patrol checkpoints and detain Palestinian workers who are attempting to enter Israel without a permit. These photos offer a compelling look at the militarization of Israel's youth
Israeli children and young adults who volunteer in the government-funded Border Police Youth program take aim.
The Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the Modiin Regional Council, both of which use state funds, fiance the Noar Magav (Border Police Youth)
All photos from Slide/Noar Magav; thanks to Ruth Hiller, co-founder of New Profile, a movement that aims to demilitarize Israeli society