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6/13/2004

Teens recruiting teens to kill themself

Fifteen
Isn't it obscene, to talk your "friends" to exploding
Paradise waits, Martyrdom, Hate, were else would you be going
The glory is yours, I'll stay behind, and gather the others to follow
Don't drink the Kool-Aid kids, though Jim says god wants you to swallow
Death
For nothing...

(New York Times/Axis of Quagmire) NABLUS, West Bank - When teenage suicide bombers began emerging from Nablus last fall, Israeli and Palestinian leaders expressed concern that Palestinian factions were cynically exploiting the youths.

Palestinian factions cynically exploiting the youth?

I'm shocked.. Shocked I tell ya, shocked...

In November, a 16-year-old from Nablus blew himself up near Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, killing no one else. Another 16-year-old carried out a nearly identical action in January, with the same result. In March, Hussam Abdo, 16, was captured on videotape when he was confronted and arrested by Israeli troops at a checkpoint with a bomb belt cinched under his red sweater. In early May, Israel arrested two Nablus residents, ages 18 and 19, who are accused of planning a bombing.

Not all the cases are directly linked, but Israel says that it also has arrested a teenager it accuses of recruiting several youths in Nablus to become bombers. He is Nasser Awartani.

Nasser, 15, a good student with no previous record of trouble, is one of four youths from the same 10th-grade class who are in Israeli custody, suspected of links to attacks emanating from Nablus.

"In his interrogation, Nasser admitted recruiting and attempting to recruit suicide bombers," says a report of his questioning, conducted by Israel's Shin Bet security service. The report was made available in response to a request from The New York Times.
Nasser's family members say they do not believe the accusations.

Oh no not Nasser, he would never kill jooooos...

"In this atmosphere, all mothers are worried that something could happen to their sons," said Nasser's mother, Iklas Abu Saud, who is divorced and uses her maiden name. "I tried to keep an eye on him at all times, and didn't want him mixing with armed people. I can't believe he would do something like this."

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict grinds on, with many Palestinian militants now arrested or dead, the ranks are increasingly filled by eager youths, some in their middle to late teens.

Oh yeah they are totally running out of militants... They keep exploding it seems...

Some Palestinian leaders have condemned the use of teenagers, and opposition to the practice is widespread among ordinary Palestinians, but it is not clear that the practice has stopped. Palestinian factions say that women and youths are more able than men to slip past Israeli security checks.

Why don't I buy the "opposition is widespread" meme? Maybe the martyr flavored propaganda is too strong for me to be convinced...

"These kids believe they are going to become heroes by becoming bombers," said the colonel, who declined to speak for attribution because of army regulations. "I see them as scared children who don't grasp what they are doing."

Hmmm, I see them as genocidal murderers... Must have found a soft IDF member for this quote I think...

According to the Shin Bet report, Nasser joined Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades last year. He also had links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the report said.

Nice how the quagmire fails to mention that al Aksa is a subsidiary of the fatah party run by Yasser Arafat...

Initially, Nasser's role was limited to such activities as putting up the "martyr posters" that are produced when Palestinians are killed. But last October, two students in Nasser's class at the Abdel Hamid Assayeh school asked him if he wanted to be a suicide bomber, the report said.

Yeah all we did was train him to idolize killers... Now we're shocked he's recruiting them... Most of us are all against that sort of thing...

Nasser refused, but he agreed to recruit potential bombers, the report said, adding that his first choice was his friend and relative Sabih Abu Saud, a 16-year-old who lived nearby.

Does that mean he loves or hates his "friend"?

The mothers of Nasser and Sabih are cousins, and the two boys had known each other and played together all their lives. Shortly before Sabih's attack, the boys went to a photo studio and posed together, arms around each other's shoulder.

Yeah you go kill some jooos and I'll make a poster of you...

According to the Shin Bet report, Nasser introduced Sabih to Al Aksa leaders, and Sabih left to carry out his bombing on Nov. 3. The teenage bombers generally have been ineffective, and Sabih never made it out of the West Bank, blowing himself up as soldiers were closing in on him.

Oh that don't matter none... As long as you blow yourself up you get the virgins...

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