Rafah, Gaza Strip – Israeli soldiers shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday after she approached an army watchtower in a tense border zone, witnesses said.
An Israeli military source said the girl was shot inside a restricted area when soldiers suspected she had a bomb. Palestinian medics said she had been hit by 20 bullets.
Iman al-Hams and two other girls, all of them wearing school uniforms, passed a watchtower in Rafah refugee camp near the Egyptian border, a scene of frequent violence in a 4-year-old uprising, Palestinian witnesses said.
“Israeli soldiers stormed the area, the girl left the bag and tried to run,” said one. “Bullets hit the bag and then soldiers opened fire on the girl.”
An Israeli military source said the girl entered an area that was clearly marked with no-entry signs at a time there had been shooting from Rafah.
Soldiers opened fire towards her after she dropped her bag and ran. They suspected that the bag contained a bomb, the source said, but had not yet checked.
“She was peppered with bullets, in the head, chest, legs,” said Iman’s brother, Ehab, 25.
Rafah is well away from the northern Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops have killed 67 Palestinians in a six-day-old offensive launched after a rocket fired by militants killed two children in an Israeli town.
From Hugh Joseph – Rense.com
When little Palestinian girls have become the favorite targets of Israeli snipers, we should pause and try to remember how we got here.
Let’s sit at the feet of Mr. Sharon and be instructed.
“I don’t know something called International Principles. I vow that I’ll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian childs existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I’ve killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do.”
– Ariel Sharon, the Butcher of Shatila and Sabra a “man of peace”, current Israeli Prime Minister, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956.
IDF ‘bag’ three teenage girls
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