What killed 10-year-old Abir Aramin?

January 22, 2007 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: News, Terrorism 

According to the New York Times:

A 10-year-old Palestinian girl, Abir Aramin, died Friday from wounds sustained when she was hit by fire from the Israeli border police on Tuesday in the West Bank town of Anata, near Jerusalem, Palestinian witnesses and relatives said. Abir and her classmates were on recess from school when the Israeli forces fired on stone-throwing Palestinians with rubber bullets and stun grenades, according to the Palestinians.

Abir was hit in the head and collapsed, the Palestinians said. The border police said they were investigating the report.

Camera Snapshots found this report:

Girl allegedly killed by Border Police may have been hit by rock
By Jonathan Lis and Yuval Yoaz, Haaretz Correspondents

Ten-year-old Abir Aramin was apparently killed by a blunt object, and not by a rubber bullet, as some eyewitnesses claimed, according to the autopsy findings.

Aramin, of the West Bank village of Anata near Jerusalem, died last Thursday of injuries incurred two days earlier as she was standing near the entrance to her elementary school.

Eyewitnesses blamed her death on Border Police in the vicinity, but disagreed over the cause, with some saying that she was struck by a rubber bullet and others citing a shock grenade.

Apparently Camera has contacted the AP and NYT and is awaiting an update – so far only crickets chirping.