Palestinian media presents terrorist as victim after attacking soldier

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17-year-old Atallah Rayyan attempted to kill an IDF soldier and was shot, but Palestinian media presented him as a victim, and Israeli soldiers as executioners. Atallah Rayyan, 17 years old, attempted to kill an IDF soldier and stab her at a junction near Ariel on Tuesday. But certain Palestinian media sources claim that he, and not the soldier who shot him in defense, was the victim. The Palestinian chapter of Defense of the Child International (DCI-P) claimed that he had been executed by the IDF. DCI-P released a photo of Rayyan, who was a minor at the time of his death, calling him a “child” and reporting he was “the first Palestinian child” Israel killed in 2021.