West Bank stone throw quandary for US

A BOY aged 14 with dual US-Palestinian citizenship went before an Israeli military court yesterday accused of throwing stones at Israeli cars in the occupied West Bank.

The case has cast a spotlight on the hundreds of Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli military for stone-throwing.

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Israel’s military says the age of detainees is irrelevant when set against the fact that stone-throwing can endanger life.

Mohammed Khalak was accused along with two other youths of pelting Israeli military and settler vehicles outside the village of Silwad.

The case was quickly adjourned until next week, and Khalak’s father accused the United States of not doing enough to help his son.