A video clip has emerged showing Israeli troops using a handcuffed Palestinian teenager as human shield during a protest in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
According to the video, posted on YouTube by the Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-Palestine), the helmeted Israeli soldiers remove the young Palestinian from an armored jeep.
The boy, with his hands cuffed and held above his head, is then forced to stand beside the Israeli soldiers, who later start firing on Palestinian protesters.
The incident occurred in Abu Dis neighborhood of East al-Quds on Friday.
DCI-Palestine says the Israeli soldiers frequently use Palestinian children as human shield.
“We’re outraged that Israeli soldiers continue to use Palestinian children as human shields with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish of DCI-Palestine.
Abu Eqtaish also stated that the teen in this case “was deliberately exposed to danger after he had been taken into custody.”
“Israeli authorities must conduct a prompt, transparent and impartial investigation and hold the perpetrators accountable.”
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