Since one of the first attacks by Terrorists when Yassar Arafat orchestrated an attack on an Israeli school bus using a land mine in 1948, terrorists groups have periodically specifically targeted innocent school children around the world for their attacks.
In a recent series of attacks, terrorists in Afghanistan have injured nearly 300 girls and their teachers by contaminating school facilities with poisons. These vicious and tragic attacks appear to be designed to interrupt the process of educating girls which has been a goal of many terrorists in the region.
It is truly sad that there have been so many school children targeted by terrorists in the Middle East. Most attacks occurring in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and Israel but children have been attacked in many other regions as well. Unfortunately, children often become disposable pawns for desperate men and women who are willing to use horrific violence to attempt to force their beliefs on the larger population.