November 16, 2005

Not guilty after 17 bullets

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Not guilty. The Israeli captain who put 17 bullets into a Palestinian schoolgirl

An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday.

Wow. So the end result of an obsession with security is that even toddlers become targets...