Haaretz reports another shocking case of Palestinian use of children for terrorist activity:
Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Monday caught a 10-year-old Palestinian boy trying to get a large bomb through a roadblock in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Border Police sappers managed to safely detonate the device. The boy was reportedly with a group of school children.
Israel Radio reported that the boy told the soldiers that he had been offered a large sum of money to carry the device through the roadblock. An IDF officer told Army Radio the military believed the device was destined for a terror attack inside Israel.
For some reason, neither AP nor Reuters deemed this worthy of a story.
UPDATE: Jerusalem Post quotes an IDF commander on the incident:
“When the boy’s dispatchers saw he was being detained, they dialed the cellphone inside the bag in an attempt to detonate the bomb, but it failed to go off.”
Since the outbreak of violence, terrorists have dispatched 29 suicide bombers younger than 18, officials said.
Since 2001, more than 40 other minors who were involved in planning suicide bombings have been arrested by security forces.
AP does have a story now: ‘Palestinian Child Conscription Draws Ire’
Palestinians, including the boy himself, are now denying the whole thing.