Death Sentence for Throwing Stones

No where in the civilised world does a teenager get sentenced to death by summary execution for throwing stones!

That is, unless you are near Israel and happen to be a Palestinian teenager.

Palestinian student killed near West Bank barrier

The killing of Samir Ahmed Awad is the latest of a series in recent day in Gaza and the West Bank

A 17-year-old Palestinian has been shot dead by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank.

Palestinian medical sources say Samir Ahmed Awad died after being hit by three bullets in the village of Budrus.

It happened near a school situated about 200m (650ft) from the barrier that Israel has built in the territory.

The mayor of the village, Mohammed Morar, said students had thrown stones at Israeli soldiers as they left the school, before Awad was shot.

“It was the last day of school and some students threw stones. The soldiers caught him and tried to arrest him, but he escaped so they fired six bullets at him,” the mayor told the AFP agency.

A different account, reported by the Reuters agency, suggests that Awad was not involved in stone-throwing and was caught up in the incident when he returned to school on a bus for exams.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said troops had responded after several Palestinians “approached the security fence near Budrus and damaged it in an attempt to infiltrate Israel”. The incident is being investigated.

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