“Childhood” is a meaningless term to the children born in the Lebanese areas suffering frequent security crises. They appear to be children, but their minds carry the ideas of the parties that they have belonged to for years. They assert their beliefs and are not ashamed to carry arms in front of officials in support of this or that political organization. There is no one to remind them that they are still children, many under the age of 10.
Previous disturbing security events in Lebanon leave no doubt that child soldiers exist there, especially after they were seen in a number of Lebanese areas armed with sophisticated weapons and wearing the uniforms of several different organizations.