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Bomber's family hits out at Islamic Jihad

Don’t use children on suicide missions, parents plead. The family of a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber, who died in a futile attempt to kill Israelis this week, has made unusual public criticism of the men who recruit human bombs. The parents of 17-year-old Iyad al-Masri accused Islamic Jihad of exploiting his grief following the killing of a brother and a cousin by the Israeli army days earlier. The teenager left his home in Nablus on Sunday apparently intent on killing Israelis in Jerusalem. But he detonated his bomb prematurely when he was tracked down by Israeli troops as he walked through the West Bank. No one else was hurt. A week earlier, the Israeli army shot dead his younger brother, Amjad. The military said the 15-year-old was throwing stones. A few hours later, a cousin of the brothers, Mohammed al-Masri, was shot through the head by an army sniper as he helped to carry Amjad’s body in a funeral procession. Full Story

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