Israel complained to the United Nations that Palestinians included a boy killed by Palestinian terrorists on a list of victims allegedly killed by Israel. Nasser al-Kidwa, the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, periodically updates the number of Palestinian “martyrs” in letters to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In his Aug. 9 letter, he included Hassan Jamil al-Janeen, who was killed July 22 in the Gaza Strip. Press reports at the time said al-Janeen, a teenager, was shot dead by Palestinian terrorists because his family resisted the terrorists’ effort to fire rockets into Israel from the family’s yard. Dan Gillerman, Israel’s U.N. ambassador, filed the complaint with Annan.
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