9 Year Old boy used as Target Practice

Jan 16, 2009
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Manchester [UK]
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GAZA CITY ? "Dad, I'm dying."

The words keep echoing in Kamal Awaga's ears, sending jolts of pain into his feeble, wounded body.

These were the last words uttered by his 9-year-old son, Ibrahim, before he ended up as a practicing target for Israeli soldiers.

"They killed my son in cold blood," says the grief-stricken father, still in a state of shock.

Ibrahim joined more than 350 children killed by Israel in its three-week onslaught on the coastal enclave...
Read the rest here: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1232033468790&pagename=Zone-English-News/NWELayout
Any thoughts or opinions on this, it made me sick to the stomach to know soldiers could do this to such a young lad.

It makes me ask what is the work coming to if grown men can kill a young boy without any mercy or remorse what so ever.

Acts like this should be punished I don't agree with the death sentence but with such lack of mercy or remorse it does make me want to reconsider my opinions.
 
Jan 17, 2009
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That is terrible. I can't imagine the kind of people who would do things like that. If it were up to me, I would put those people up of execution. I don't care if they were once good people or not. You do a thing like this one time and it's enough. These people should burn in hell.
 
Jan 17, 2009
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#3
Not very surprising, there has been worse cases of child abuse, but I see how this can be one of the worst.. I mean using a 9-year-old boy as a "target practice"... just makes me sick. I know if I was him, I would've just killed myself somehow (I'm sure he does too, but I'm guessing there's no way he could do that).
 
#4
Thats horrible. I don't know how men can do that to a defense less child but then again it is what they are used to doing and a lot of those men go unpunished.
 
Jan 17, 2009
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Actually, all of those kind of men go unpunished.. I mean unless we actually do something about it (which would screw up our economy even more 'cause it'll take so much damn money), then there's nothing we can do to stop them. I still don't understand why the feel the need to harm little children, I mean just go fucking harm yourself god damnit... you selfish little cowards, just because your in power doesn't mean you have the right to do this to ANYONE (do it to yourself, like I care). God when I read something like this, it just makes me so angry..
 
Jan 18, 2009
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Multan/Pakistan
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awww.. the words of the kid are very sad .. :( i really feel very sorry about it, But we can not do anything it is war.. we can just wait when did Isreal stop killing Kids like that..

Few days ago i saw a news that they bombed on a school..


i think Isreal is killing Kids and women on the name of hamas, what did u say about iy?


Let we prayer for War End
 
Jan 17, 2009
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Israel whines about cruelty but they do the same back.

Those soldiers are disgusting, as a matter of fact they aren't even soldiers - they are criminals! A child is innocent, even if they have some malice within them. It sickens me to live in a world like this, it looks like man is still uncivilized, he just wears better clothes now..
 
Jan 18, 2009
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Now come on seriously, what is the world coming to? A 9 year old boy as a target :O its just sick! I'm sure people don't have any emotions these days to be able to do things like this and get away with it
 
Jan 17, 2009
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I haven't read this news in newspaper or seen it on tv,i just read it here and this is one of the most un human thing i have ever heard,why would anyone do such thing and what good can come out by killing 9 year olds.If israeli govt knows about this and not doing anything about it then it should be ashamed of itself,they should punish those soldiers so that this sort of thing doesn't get repeated again.
 
Jan 18, 2009
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I haven't read this news in newspaper or seen it on tv,i just read it here and this is one of the most un human thing i have ever heard,why would anyone do such thing and what good can come out by killing 9 year olds.If israeli govt knows about this and not doing anything about it then it should be ashamed of itself,they should punish those soldiers so that this sort of thing doesn't get repeated again.
I agree with you there, those soilders should be punished, but will they? It makes me sick knowing what is going on in the world and how much people get away with :eek:
 
Jan 19, 2009
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That is really sickening.
I can't believe the men went unpunished!
I also don't agree with the idea "death sentence" but this action truly deserves it.
 
Feb 28, 2010
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The tradegy of one potential suicide bomber being killed before he can inflict pain and misery on innocents aside, the choice of target for target practice made perfect sense.

If you can hit a nine year old boy at some distance, you'll be able to hit a grown man at the same distance. Kudos to the soldiers for such an inventive training methodology.
 

deanhills

Secretary of State
Mar 15, 2009
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The tradegy of one potential suicide bomber being killed before he can inflict pain and misery on innocents aside, the choice of target for target practice made perfect sense.

If you can hit a nine year old boy at some distance, you'll be able to hit a grown man at the same distance. Kudos to the soldiers for such an inventive training methodology.
In addition, I am dubious about the source of the article. I would have liked to see a more objective source. The source is heavily biased against Israel.
 
Feb 28, 2010
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Indeed. But then that is always the issue with news coming out of the gulf. It's all biased one way or the other. I barely trust the BBC, let alone CNN / Faux News etc.
 

deanhills

Secretary of State
Mar 15, 2009
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Indeed. But then that is always the issue with news coming out of the gulf. It's all biased one way or the other. I barely trust the BBC, let alone CNN / Faux News etc.
Ahhhh we are on the same page on this one. For example during the war at the beginning of last year it was pretty amazing how Hamas had those shocking photos of attrocities ready minutes after missiles had hit, and how very efficiently and swiftly those photos had made their way to the press, even when no media was allowed in that area. Most of what came out of there from the media was hearsay. BBC was at least prepared to acknowledge that when they made their reports or commented on the TV News.
 

Dirk

Anarchist
Apr 27, 2009
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I support the Israelis and the Palestinians. It is the state I oppose for both.

Down with Hamas and the Likud Party. Power to the People.

We need to live together in solidarity. People are different, but that doesn't mean they are better or worse. We need to respect individuals and stop this stupid sectarian division.
 

deanhills

Secretary of State
Mar 15, 2009
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I support the Israelis and the Palestinians. It is the state I oppose for both.

Down with Hamas and the Likud Party. Power to the People.

We need to live together in solidarity. People are different, but that doesn't mean they are better or worse. We need to respect individuals and stop this stupid sectarian division.
OK, now this is well said. Although I don't know about power to the people. Which people are you talking about? :unsure:
 

Dirk

Anarchist
Apr 27, 2009
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Disunited Queendom
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OK, now this is well said. Although I don't know about power to the people. Which people are you talking about? :unsure:
All people. As opposed to being concentrated in the hands of politicians and people of wealth.
 

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