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April 12, 2005

Another Child Bomber in Israel

From the Jerusalem Post Web site:

A 15-year-old Palestinian was caught at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus on Tuesday afternoon carrying five pipe bombs.

The teenager reached the checkpoint and unsuccessfully attempted to detonate one of the bombs. Soldiers aroused by his suspicious behavior aimed their weapons at him prompting him to drop the four other bombs that he had in his possession.

The AP has already picked up the story. The reporter commendably reminds readers:

In April 2004, soldiers arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian boy with a suicide bomb strapped to his body at the same checkpoint. That boy, Hussam Abdo, later told an Israeli newspaper he was on a mission to kill Israeli soldiers.

Will this be in U.S. newspapers tomorrow?

Will the Boston Globe continue to assert that Abbas "has succeeded in suspending attacks on Israelis," as it claimed in the April 9 editorial?

Posted by at April 12, 2005 12:35 PM