These are the Palestinian children killed by Israel in 2016 | The Electronic Intifada

Ruqayya Abu Eid, 13Ruqayya was shot dead by a private security guard after she allegedly attempted to stab him in the Anatot settlement near Jerusalem on 23 January.A Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, condemned the girl’s slaying. “Even if she had a knife, it would have been possible to arrest a girl that age instead of killing her,” Esawi Frej of the Meretz party said.Haaretz reported that Ruqayya died of a single bullet wound to the heart.“I have no explanation for her decision,” the girl’s father told the paper. “There were two guards there, and they could have overcome her. A little girl. They are trained and armed, you know, so how is it they could not arrest a little girl of 13? Was a girl of 13 a threat to them? Whatever she planned to do, they could still have arrested her.”Ruqayya was laid to rest in the village of al-Karmel east of the West Bank town of Yatta, near Hebron.

Source: These are the Palestinian children killed by Israel in 2016 | The Electronic Intifada