Palestinian-American Shot to Death by Israeli Soldier
Oct 26, 2014. 14 year old Orwah Hammad was shot dead with live ammunition in Silwad. Allegedly he threw a fire bomb. According to Ivan Karkashian of Defense for Children International Palestine Israeli
military regulations said that in such a situation soldiers are to shoot "non-lethal" bullets below the waist.
According to Mondoweiss the U.S. government
noticed this killing and made this statement:
The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor
who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24. Officials from the
U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with the family and are providing all appropriate
consular assistance. We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged
with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation. We continue to urge all parties to
help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions
in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Comment: Unfortunately an Israeli "investigation" is merely a period of delay so the various soldiers and mouthpieces can all tell the same bunch of lies.