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The Incredible Lying Boy Bomb

Yesterday, PLO Arab terrorists used a young boy (of age 10 or 11 or 12, depending on who you wish to believe) to perpetrate a suicide bombing.

The men gave the boy a bag containing a seven-to-10 kilogram bomb stuffed with bolts. They promised him a large sum of money if he would carry it through the roadblock and hand it to a woman waiting on the other side.

“A military policewoman lifted the bag, which was heavy, and placed it on the table. The soldier noticed the boy was uneasy and, when she questioned him, he told her the bag didn’t belong to him and he had been asked to take it through,” Lt.-Col. Guy, a Paratroop Brigade battalion commander, told The Jerusalem Post.

“She immediately alerted officers, and with the other soldiers, distanced everyone from the area. When the boy’s dispatchers saw he was being detained, they dialed the cellphone inside the bag meant to detonate the bomb in an attempt, but it failed top go off,” he said.

The boy was detained for questioning, and sappers were called in to dispose of the bomb.

Unlike the terrorists, the IDF had mercy on the young boy, relying on his version of events and releasing him.

Guy said the boy will be freed after questioning. “We’re not going to do anything with a boy like that, an innocent kid trying to earn his daily bread. Someone apparently promised him money for getting the bomb across.”

However, in an interview with the Associated Press, the boy claimed there was no bomb. It was all a lie.

Abdullah said he had done nothing wrong. “These people (the Israeli army) are liars, I don’t believe them, and if it was a bomb, they would not have let me go so easily,” he told The Associated Press at his school.

The boy’s mother reaffirms this version of events, but adds that he was beaten up by IDF soldiers.

According to the mother, Abdullah told her that two adults approached him and asked that he take three bags intended for an elderly woman through the checkpoint. The boy was subsequently stopped by a soldier, who asked him to open the bags. Abdullah claims that after sappers blew up the explosive device, soldiers beat him up and then took him in for questioning.

Who is lying in this situation? The IDF or the boy and his mother? Need I even ask. Look at what the boy said, according to Ha’aretz:

“Yesterday I came to the barricade as usual and started shouting `who wants to transfer their bags to the other side?'” he said.

“A few people piled on their bags, and I waited for a few more because I get paid for every bag. A few people put their bag on my cart, and I don’t remember who put the bag with the bomb,” he said.

Even the Arab governor of Nablus basically admitted that the boy had been carrying a bomb.

The governor of Nablus, Mahmoud Al-Alul, condemned the use of a schoolboy to carry out an attack “It is a despicable crime that no sane person could ever imagine”, said Al- Alul.

Which begs the question – why did the boy lie to the Associated Press? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that he made this statement “at his school.” How could he corroborate the Israeli version when in full view and earshot of his fellow PLO Arabs? The child may have feared for his life. Telling the truth to an Israeli newspaper would pose no such problem – he could always deny he ever said it.

In any event, this episode highlights the sickness endemic in PLO Arab society. The terrorists are constantly finding new ways to kill innocent people – including their own children.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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