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Group: 17-year-old dies after stepping on Jordan Valley landmine
Published Saturday 21/06/2014 (updated) 23/06/2014 09:45
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A Palestinian herds camels near the Israeli settlement of Tomer in the
Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank on Feb. 16, 2014
(AFP/Menahem Kahana)
TUBAS (Ma'an) -- A 17-year-old boy died on Saturday after stepping on a landmine in the northern Jordan Valley, a local activist group said.

Sakher Dorgham Zaamel Abu al-Hasan was tending sheep in the area of al-Maleh when a mine exploded, critically injuring him, member of the Save the Jordan Valley campaign Bassam Muslimani told Ma'an.

The Israeli army subsequently took the youth to a nearby military base and later contacted Abu al-Hasan's family to inform them of his death, Muslimani added.

Family members, who live in tents nearby, are waiting to receive the boy's body.

An Israeli military spokesman said that a Palestinian family on Saturday approached an army post in the Jordan valley seeking medical assistance for a wounded teenager.

The spokesman said the teen was provided with initial medical treatment and "later died of his wounds."

Israeli police are investigating the circumstances of the boy's death, the spokesman said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he was not immediately familiar with the incident.
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1 ) Steve / USA
21/06/2014 20:10
The punishment will not stop until Bibi is sasisfyied he has killed enough "beasts" animals that do not deserve to live. Lord in your Mercy.

2 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
22/06/2014 09:18
Steve, you are one ignorant yankee moron. The Jordan Valley has lots of lost landmines, most of them laid by the Jordanian army. They get washed out of minefields during winter rains and are a hazard to anybody in the area. The northern Jordan Valley is Israeli territory and NOT the west bank. This was a tragic accident - yet another in years of tragedies that claim Arab and Jewish lives when people step on the tools of war. On the other hand why are you living on stolen native lands?

3 ) Karine / United Kingdom
22/06/2014 16:56
Dear Brian I agree with ONLY "the lost land mines" but then you begin to sound ignorant by saying "why are you living on stolen native lands" yes my dear why are you Israeli's living in stolen land which belongs to the PALESTINIANS. Don't talk about stolen land go get educated. If you lived there peacefully I guarantee no one would have a problem. But you block the palestinians from areas of THEIR OWN COUNTRY. that's ridiculous.

4 ) Daniel / Israel
22/06/2014 16:56
Isn't odd how many Israeli Arabs, Bedouins, Druze and Palestinians bring their seriously ill or injured family members to the peace-busting checkpoints or army posts of the evil occupier where they know they can count on caring professional medical care.

5 ) Daniel / Israel
22/06/2014 16:57
Isn't odd how many Israeli Arabs, Bedouins, Druze and Palestinians bring their seriously ill or injured family members to the peace-busting checkpoints or army posts of the evil occupier where they know they can count on caring professional medical care.

6 ) Anna / Canada
23/06/2014 20:48
The Israeli army sometimes helps Palestinians, a normal thing to do in a civilized country. More often though, Israeli soldiers block ambulances and let injured protesters and sick people bleed and suffer. Many Palestinians have died because Israelis refused to allow help to arrive.

7 ) Outlier / USA
24/06/2014 02:09
(first comment spiked) 3., Karine, the land was not stolen, but rather lost by Jordan in a war Israel did not want. Big difference.

8 ) Aharon / USA
12/07/2014 12:28
Yay for people too stupid to form their own opinion! Israeli hospitals treat Palestinians all the time! How do I know that?!?! Well, I'll let you in on something....I went to a hospital in Tel Aviv to hand out candies and gift bags on Purim!!! There were significantly more Palestinians and Arabs being treated than Israelis. But, yknow...information pulled out of your ass is more valid than eye witness accounts...right? Oh yes, and commenting on Palestinian land... What's a Palestine?

9 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
13/12/2014 19:04
Karine: Israel is the state of the Jewish People, the only indigenous people on the land. An uninterrupted Jewish presence dates from at least 1,800 BCE. The very first stepped into history in 853 BCE IN ARABIA. The first Arabs arrived on the land in 636 CE at which point Jews had 1,800 continuous years there of which collectively, nearly 1,200 had been sovereign. For you to say Jews stole the land is incredibly ignorant, how much more so as an Englishwoman?
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