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Arab Girl Killed By Muslim Celebratory Gunfire, IDF Blamed (INN-ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) 01/31/05)Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=76196 INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
A 10-year-old Arab girl was killed Monday by celebratory gunfire as PA Arabs departed for their pilgrimage to Mecca. Her death was initially blamed on the IDF by PA and UN officials.

The girl was shot as she stood outside a UN-sponsored school in Rafiah, in Gaza. Suspicion surrounded the initial claims that the IDF was responsible for the girl´s death due to the fact that no IDF activity had taken place anywhere near the school.

It was later revealed by the Ynet news agency that hundreds of shots had been fired into the air by Muslims celebrating the departure of friends and family on the Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Islam´s holy cities, Mecca and Medina - incumbent upon every Muslim.

The girl was killed when one of the bullets struck her in the head. (IsraelNationalNews © 01/31/05)

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