Israeli Child-Killer: We Can't Show Weakness

By Haaretz

Published June 26, 2012.

An Israeli Border Police officer charged with causing the death of a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank four years ago claims that although he was in a bullet-proof vehicle, he felt he had to respond after stones were thrown at the car.

“If they see you don’t respond, it will be seen as a weakness,” defendant Omri Abu said last week.

In July 2008, Abu’s unit was called to the site of a demonstration against the fence being constructed in the West Bank town of Na’alin, after protesters had breached the fence.

The officers - a commander, two combatants and Abu, the driver - were met with a barrage of stones when they arrived. Abu opened the door of the SUV and fired two live bullets, fatally shooting Ahmed Moussa, 10, in the forehead.

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