On This Day In 2000: Faris Odeh is shot to death by an Israeli soldier while he crouched down to pick up another stone as he confronted the illegal presence of the Israeli army on Palestinian territory, during the second month of the Second Intifada, in Gaza, on November 9, 2000.
The soldier fired into Odeh’s neck. He was so close to an Israeli tank that they had to wait an hour before they felt it was safe to remove his body and load it into an ambulance. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
This photograph of the 14-year-old boy standing fearlessly in front of an Israeli tank was taken 10 days before his murder and quickly gained worldwide attention.
Video footage shows Odeh repeatedly throwing stones at an armoured tank and though not causing any damage, his bravery and determination made him an iconic figure in Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation.
Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral and to this day no one has been charged for his murder.
(Photo credit: Associated Press / Laurent Rebours)
Related: Also during the Second Intifada — 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah is shot to death in his father’s arms by Israeli troops

On This Day In 2000: Faris Odeh is shot to death by an Israeli soldier while he crouched down to pick up another stone as he confronted the illegal presence of the Israeli army on Palestinian territory, during the second month of the Second Intifada, in Gaza, on November 9, 2000.

The soldier fired into Odeh’s neck. He was so close to an Israeli tank that they had to wait an hour before they felt it was safe to remove his body and load it into an ambulance. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

This photograph of the 14-year-old boy standing fearlessly in front of an Israeli tank was taken 10 days before his murder and quickly gained worldwide attention.

Video footage shows Odeh repeatedly throwing stones at an armoured tank and though not causing any damage, his bravery and determination made him an iconic figure in Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation.

Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral and to this day no one has been charged for his murder.

(Photo credit: Associated Press / Laurent Rebours)

Related: Also during the Second Intifada — 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah is shot to death in his father’s arms by Israeli troops

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