The mother of a 16-year-old suicide bomber who killed three people in Tel Aviv was in tears today as she asked: "Why did they choose my boy?" "My son was very young, he was just a child," said 45-year-old Samira Abdallah. "Why did they choose him?"
The military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/printed.html?news_id=14345 ' target=_blank>Palestine (PFLP) named Amer al-Far as its "martyr", making him the youngest suicide bomber since the September 2000 outbreak of the Palestinian uprising.
The young Palestinian, from the Askar &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2001/08/29/13738.html ' target=_blank>refugee camp in Nablus on the West Bank, blew himself up and killed three other people in an open-air food market in the heart of Israel's commercial capital, reports Melbourne Herald Sun.
According to the Age, Samir Abdullah, Alfar's mother, said the people who had sent her son to &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2001/07/04/9316.html ' target=_blank>Tel Aviv were wrong to exploit someone too young to understand the implications of his act.
"It's immoral to send someone so young," she said.
"They should have sent an adult who understands the meaning of his deeds."