From news article:

The UN is also devoting a lot of effort to demobilizing "child soldiers" (anyone under 18 involved in the fighting.) This is a problem in this part of the world, where you stop being a child when you are 14 or so. Thus the local warlords are perplexed when these foreigners insist that they dismiss all their 14-17 year old soldiers.


From news article:

Did not stop young age Shahid Tariq - God's mercy - which at the age of 17 [sic, he was almost 17] years old an overwhelming sincere desire to join the convoy of jihad, and join a convoy of mujahideen, so he contacted the leadership of Hamas and asked to join the ranks of the mujahideen, in the face of strong determination and desire true that waiting more than one year is too much. The leadership of Hamas agreed to his request, and Tariq - God's mercy - in the month of August 2008 became one of the Mujahedeen of the Qassam Brigades. He was within the ranks of the Mujahideen only 4 months until he became a martyr covered in blood.

During the very short Jihad of this Shahid, which did not exceed 4 months, he struggled a great holy war and left his mark on the forehead deep in the pages of history. He was first stationed in the camp of Jabalya to protect his people from the treacherous Zionist cowards, and also participated in the digging of tunnels, which were hell to burn the Zionists invaders, as well as participated in the preparation and processing and packaging in which the targeting mechanisms and the Zionist tanks.

BTW, EoZ has done some amazing work on his own to identify who the casualities in Gaza really were. And it refutes the UN claims, HRW and of course Hamas.