Thursday, July 11, 2013

Israeli soldiers detain 5-year-old Hebron boy

Israel detained Wadi Maswadeh after accusing him of throwing a rock.
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces briefly detained a five-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, drawing condemnation Thursday from rights activists.

Footage shot by the Jerusalem-based B'Tselem group showed soldiers dragging the distraught toddler into an army jeep after accusing him of throwing a rock in the Palestinian city.

B'Tselem denounced Wadi Maswadeh's detention as "illegal" and a "grave incident" in a letter to a legal advisor for the Israeli army, which defended the detention on security grounds.

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