Israeli soldiers on Wednesday shot dead a retarded 15-year-old Palestinian boy who was carrying a toy gun, Palestinian security forces said.
The Israeli military said soldiers saw an armed man and shot him. Palestinian security said the Israeli soldiers had entered Qabatiyeh, near the West Bank town of Jenin, on Tuesday night to carry out an arrest raid. On Wednesday morning, children went over to one of the houses where the Israeli soldiers had taken up position, and began to throw stones, Palestinian security forces said..
Soldiers opened fire from the house, and shot Mujahed Al Simadi through the chest, they said. He died immediately, they added, reports the AP.