Israeli forces arrest 4 children in West Bank scuffle

Four children aged 5 to 9 were arrested by Israeli forces in the West Bank

Israeli forces arrest 4 children in West Bank scuffle

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eye-witness reports have claimed that Israeli forces arrested and hand-cuffed with plastic strips four Palestinian children aged five to nine years after storming the West Bank.

The children were taken from northern West bank village of Kfar Qaddum and held for more than an hour on Friday, after clashes erupted when local Palestinians and international activists engaged in a weekly protest against the Israeli occupation.

An activist from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee named the children as Tariq Hikmet, 9, Hossam Khaldun, 7, Malak Hikmet, 6, and Ahmad Abdessalam, 5.

An Israeli military spokeswoman admitted that some minors at the protest, saying "When the soldiers realized that these were youngsters who were under age they just asked them a few questions and let them go."

Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2013, 12:48
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