Israel is being accused of fabricating a story about a 14-year-old Palestinian boy who planned to blow himself up.
The Israeli army said he was caught wearing an explosive belt at an army roadblock in the northern West Bank and that he disclosed to interrogators that an anonymous person had promised him 100 shekels if he blew himself up in the midst of Israeli soldiers.
The armed wing of Fatah, the Aqsa Martyrs? Brigades, has denied any involvement in the incident, accusing Israel of “concocting the whole story for the purpose of justifying the killing of more Palestinian children”.
Al Jazeera asked the Israeli army spokesman in Tel Aviv to explain why Abdu would accept 100 shekels to get blown up and what good the money could possibly do?
The army was also asked to explain why it had TV cameras ready at the roadblock more than two hours before the event.
The army failed to provide an answer.
A similar story took place a few weeks ago, when another boy from Nablus, Muhammad Kuraan, made headlines when the Israeli army presented him to the media as a child who had been dispatched to blow himself up at an Israeli roadblock.
However, when the boy returned home, he reportedly told his family and relatives “Jews told me to do this or else they would kill me.”
Dirty Liars !
[More: Al Jazeera]