Palestinian Child Abuse
Palestinian teenager Hussam Abdo, identified by neighbors as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, stands isolated at a Israeli checkpoint south of the West Bank town of Nablus Wednesday March 24, 2004, while wearing an explosive-packed belt in this image from television. Israeli troops on high alert since the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin stopped the youth and later disarmed the device. It was unclear if Abdo was being sent as a suicide bomber or was acting as a courier. (AP Photo/ APTN)
Note how the AP tries to softpedal this nauseating image: “Unclear?” He’s wearing the damned thing.