An Open Letter to Soldier X Who Did His Best To Protect Our Families - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chaim Ben Kahan
    • 25.03.14 | 02:45 (IST)

    I am sorry that you had to be put in this position. You were trained and assigned to protect the security fence and you did your job. You had no idea that the infiltrator was 14 and I am sure the youth's death will trouble you for years to come. There was no way to know that this particular teen was not a suicide bomber, especially with the dark history of the PLO using teenagers to commit acts of terror. I am sorry you have to live with this pain. Do not listen to those who criticize you. You did your best to protect innocent people and if this kid had better parenting, this would have never happened.

    from the article: Otherwise Occupied / An open letter to Soldier X, who shot and killed a 14-year-old
    First published 20:07 23.03.14 | Last updated 20:07 23.03.14
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