I'm sorry, but no matter how you feel about who's right or wrong in this conflict, there is no excuse for shooting a young girl with a machine gun, especially one who's already dead.
What I want to know is, why isn't this a huge story in the US like it is in the rest of the world? I guarantee you that if it were a 13-year-old Israeli girl who had been shot 20 times like this, it would be blared from every headline in the country and Bush would have already held a press conference to condemn the brutality and inhumanity of the act. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3733638.stm
Israel's top military prosecutor is investigating an army commander accused of repeatedly firing at the lifeless body of a young Palestinian girl.
Soldiers said they pleaded with the officer to stop as he sprayed Iman al-Hams, 13, with automatic gunfire.
"We saw her from a distance of 70 metres. She was fired at ... from the outpost. She fled and was wounded," a soldier said.
While Iman was lying, wounded or dead, about 70m from the Israeli guard post, the platoon commander approached her and fired two bullets from close range at her head, the soldiers said.
He then went back a second time, put his weapon on the automatic setting and - ignoring their objections on the walkie-talkie - emptied his entire magazine into her body.
"We couldn't believe what he had done. Our hearts ached for her. Just a 13-year-old girl," one soldier said.