amir Awad was just 16 years old when Israeli soldiers shot
and killed him in January 2013 as he fled from the place
where a number of Israeli soldiers ambushed a group of
Palestinian children who were protesting against the
construction of Israel's fence/wall, which cuts across the
village of Bodrus, near Ramallah in the Occupied
Palestinian Territories (OPT), where they lived.
Eyewitnesses attested that Samir Awad and the other
children were posing no
serious threat to the soldiers
who fired at them, or to
others. Yet, more than one
year later, the Israeli authorities have failed to ensure any
accountability for his death or for their soldiers' use of live
fire against Samir Awad and the other children.