Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsMurders

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / ISRAEL

Army Officer Charged in Palestinians' Deaths

October 04, 2003|From Times Wire Services

An Israeli army officer has been charged with killing four Palestinians, including three children, by ordering his soldiers to fire tank shells to enforce a curfew, an indictment says.

The officer, a lieutenant in the armored corps, told tank crews to fire shells and machine guns to force Palestinians off the streets of the northern West Bank town of Jenin in June 2002.

Four Palestinians were killed: two boys, ages 5 and 13; a 6-year-old girl; and a 53-year-old man. Five people were wounded, including three children and a doctor.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|