12-yr.-old Palestinian boy hit by IDF gunfire dies

November 5, 2005 19:06


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Ahmed Ismael Hativ, 12, who was wounded Thursday from IDF fire in the W. Bank while holding a toy gun, passed away on Saturday afternoon. An IDF spokesman responded to Hativ's death by saying, "The soldiers acted according to [army] policy and the IDF apologizes for the harm done to the child." The child's family decided to donate his organs for transplants to forward the "unity of hearts towards peace between the two nations," Army Radio reported. Hadash leader MK Muhammad Barakei criticized the IDF shooting and said, "The soldiers were the ones who first opened fire and could have identified that he was a child."

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