A Palestinian boy with a toy gun among a group of children throwing stones at IDF soldiers was shot and killed. According to Haaretz, the soldiers said they fired at a gunman, who then disappeared. The IDF is investigating the possibility that the gunman escaped while the youngster was hit.
Coverage of this unfortunate death needs to reflect the broader context of Palestinian children being used as cover for Palestinian militants, and their exposure to incitement to kill. For more background, see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, and these reports from Operation SICK 1, 2, 3, and 4. Developing….