"My friends at school make fun of me. They call me ‘Brains’ but they also make fun of me because I'm small and ugly. They call me ‘The Ugly Dwarf.’ It hurt so much I wanted to kill myself.”
These were the words of 16-year-old Husam Abdu caught on March 24 at a checkpoint near Nablus with a heavy suicide bomb belt. Palestinian terrorists took advantage of the teen-ager, giving the boy 100 shekels to blow himself up near the soldiers.
A week earlier, Palestinian Authority officials accused Israel of fabricating the account of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy caught while trying to courier a bomb through an IDF checkpoint south of Nablus for a 5-shekel reward.
When much of the world media either ignored the story or accepted the Palestinian version of events – that IDF troops had planted the bomb on the child – many Israelis regretted that he was not kept in custody long enough to properly document the incident and make him available to the press.
read the wole horror story of the poor boy