Body of Teen, Probably Israeli, Found in Ramallah
The Palestinian Authority transferred to Israel Tuesday morning the body of a teen, most likely an Israeli, who was probably killed in Area A under the PA's control, said Haaretz newspaper.
Stab and gunfire wounds were found on the body of the teen, believed to be about 17 years old.
The body was discovered next to the Pisgot settlement and transferred to members of the Israeli security coordination apparatus in Ramallah, it said.
Israeli security is checking the identity of the victim and investigating the incident.
According to the PA, the body was found in Israeli-controlled areas, but Israeli security sources believe the teen was murdered in Area A, under the PA's control, and that the body was later moved.
Since the September 2000 eruption of the latest Palestinian uprising against 34 years of Israeli military occupation, the media has reported that Palestinians have killed at least 125 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.
In the same time period, according to the UK newspaper The Guardian, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and 510 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.
According to an Amnesty International report, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children. In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded.
Jewish author Noam Chomsky, who according to a New York Times Book Review article is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” has been quoted as saying: “State terrorism is an extreme form of terrorism, generally much worse than individual terrorism because it has the resources of a state behind it.” – Albawaba.com
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