Palestinian official: Autopsy shows boy killed by live round

An autopsy by Palestinian forensic doctors indicates that a 10-year-old West Bank boy killed in a confrontation with Israeli forces was shot by live fire, Palestinian officials claimed on Wednesday. Ahmed Moussa was killed on Tuesday in the village of Ni'ilin, during one of the frequent protests there against Israel's West Bank security barrier. The IDF said it was investigating the boy's death. Ramallah Governor Said Abu Ali said the autopsy indicated that Ahmed was struck by a single bullet from an M16 assault rifle that entered his forehead and exited the back of his head. Children dying in clashes between Israel and Palestinians is a sensitive issue for both sides, making impartial autopsies crucial to determining events. Both sides frequently accuse each other of exaggerating events.