A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot his friend to death during a game with a gun
in a northern town on Saturday, police suspect.
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paramedics were called to a clearing outside Ilut, near Nazareth, by hikers who
found a boy, 15, with a gunshot wound to the chest, and no signs of
The paramedics tried to revive the boy, but soon pronounced him
Several hours later, detectives from the central unit of the
northern police district arrested a 16-year-old resident of the
“We believe the youths apparently played with a weapon in their
possession, and that one bullet was discharged,” a northern police spokesman
Meanwhile, in Kafr Kana, also near Nazareth, a game between two
brothers turned into a tragedy, when one of the boys, 12, hanged
The boys had been playing on the roof of the family
The 12-year-old told his brother, 10, that he was hanging himself
with a rope.
The younger boy, frightened, ran to tell their parents, who
scrambled to the roof and found their son unconscious and not
The family rushed the boy to the medical clinic in the town,
where a doctor pronounced him dead.