An Israeli military court has charged a 15-year-old Palestinian for allegedly recruiting young suicide bombers.
The case of Hussam Abdo caused shock and disbelief
The court said Nasser Awartani had personally recruited two teenagers, one who blew himself up at a checkpoint and another who was caught with a bomb.
He is alleged to be the key contact between teenagers in the West Bank city of Nablus and two militant groups.
He took attackers to have haircuts and helped them travel from place to place undetected, the indictment said.
The most highly-publicised attempt that he is alleged to have been involved in was in March, when 16-year-old Hussam Abdo was aprehended wearing a suicide bomb vest at Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus.
The incident was caught on TV cameras and broadcast around the world.
12 charges including:
Conspiracy to murder
Membership of militant group
(Charges carry maximum penalty of life in prison)
Four months earlier, 16-year-old Sabih Abu Saud became the youngest suicide bomber since the beginning of the 2000 Palestinian uprising, or intifada.
Nasser Awartani was allegedly photographed with him before the attack.
Abu Saud blew himself up near Qalqilya as he ran at a group of soldiers, but he was the only casualty.
Nasser's mother, Ihlas Awartani, said he was innocent and was being made a scapegoat by Israel.
"They want to blame someone, so they have chosen my son," she is quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for Sabih Abu Saud's operation.
They were also initially reported to have claimed the Hawara incident, but later condemned it and accused Israel of fabricating it.
Many Palestinians are critical of militant groups that have tried to recruit younger suicide bombers so that they can evade Israeli security checks more easily.
Other attacks allegedly involving Nasser Awartani were either thwarted in the planning stages or the recruits did not carry them out, according to the charge sheet.