14-year-old Husam Abdu, losing his chance to cavort with the virgins last March
It seems that the teenage suicide bombers had teenage recruiters. From Reuters, and Nicolei:
JERUSALEM: A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was charged by the Israeli military on Tuesday with recruiting teenagers to become suicide bombers.
Nasser Awartani is accused of enlisting a 16-year-old who blew himself up at a military checkpoint and a 14-year-old who was caught with an explosives belt.
The 12 charges on the indictment submitted to the military court include attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
The older boy blew himself up last October after telling Awartani that he “wishes to carry out an attack in the name of God,” the charge sheet said.
Awartani, of the West Bank city of Nablus, was photographed with him before the attack.
The 14-year-old was caught at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank in March.
Soldiers defused his explosives belt by remote control. The incident was broadcast around the world.
The case sparked a big outcry by Palestinians against militants’ efforts to recruit teenagers who might more easily evade Israeli security checks.
Awartani, one of the youngest Palestinians to be charged with involvement in suicide bombings, recruited for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s Fatah Movement and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.