Sunday, August 15, 2004

Haaretz - Israel News IDF troops arrest Palestinian boy, 14, carrying 900 bullets

By Yonatan Lis and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents and agencies

Israel Defense Forces troops stopped a 14-year-old Palestinian Sunday at the Anabta roadblock east of Tulkarm in the northern West Bank as he attempted to carry a bag with 900 rifle bullets across the roadblock.
Soldiers stopped the boy as he tried to get around the checkpoint. Apparently unaware of the contents of the bag, the boy told soldiers a man had paid him NIS 10 to take the bag into Israel. He said the man crossed the checkpoint on foot and boarded a cab for Tulkarm.