A 12-year-old Palestinian boy, breaking curfew to buy cigarettes for his father, was killed by Israeli army fire in the West Bank last night, a witness said. The army said it was looking into the shooting.
Abdel Salam Samreen, 12, was killed by several shots to the chest as he was walking on the street near his home in Ramallah. His mother, Wafiqa, said her husband had sent him to a nearby grocery store to buy cigarettes. She said five minutes after her son left the house, someone came to tell her he had been shot. “He was there, lying on the street with six shots in the chest,” she said, crying.
Amar Samir, a witness, said the boy was crossing a street when he saw an Israeli tank nearby. “He ran away and tried to hid behind a wall, and they started shooting at him,” Samir said.
-- Israeli Army Shoot Boy Who Breaks Curfew; TCM News (Ireland).
Picture: Design on a T-shirt worn by Israeli soldiers from the "Carmon Team" course for
elite-unit marksmen in 2006, showing a drawing of a knife-wielding
Palestinian in the crosshairs of a gun sight, and the slogan, "You've
got to run fast, run fast, run fast, before it's all over." Below is a
drawing of Arab women weeping over a grave and the words: "And
afterward they cry, and afterward they cry." [The inscriptions are
riffs on a popular song.]
Source: Dead Palestinian babies and bombed mosques - IDF fashion 2009 (Ha'aretz); via Mondoweiss.