Accident shooting kills Palestinian teen


Doctors attempting to save the 17 year old Palestinian boys life

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

Palestinian doctors attempted to save a 17 year-old boy’s life after an accidental shooting by an Israeli officer on Jan. 15, 2013 in Ramallah, West Bank.

The teen got caught up during a protest near a borderline that was held by local residents against the Israeli troop. The separation barrier put up by Israel is meant to keep suicide bombers out, but is a prime place for boycotting.

According to classmates of the boy, the teens were headed to take their midterm exams when the protests obstructed their way.

Military spokesman Captain Eytan Buchman said in an interview to reporters that troops “initiated standard rules of engagement, which included live fire.”
An Israeli military spokeswoman re-insured the intentions of the Israeli soldiers in an interview with reporter Noah Browning stating, “Soldiers at the scene responded immediately in order to secure the area and to prevent the infiltration.”

Because of the protesters and people trying to cross over the borderline, it became more difficult to determine who was shot and who was a witness.

It is still unclear whether or not the student was shot while aboard the bus.

Doctors attempting to save the 17 year-old Palestinian boy’s life