Israeli soldiers shoot child playing with toy gun
A Palestinian child playing with a plastic rifle was shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday, medical and security sources said.
Miras al-Azza (12) was shot in the belly when Israel soldiers opened fire on a group of children playing with a plastic rifle in the Aydah refugee camp.
The soldiers fired from a military position at the camp’s entrance, the sources added.
An Israeli army spokesperson said that soldiers operating in the camp had fired in the direction of a group of armed men.
“They were grown and armed,” the spokesperson insisted. “[The soldiers] fired one bullet at them, but did not identify hitting anyone.”—AFP.