IOF photographs minors amid night raids to identify stone-throwers

[ 20/02/2011 – 11:19 AM ]


NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupational forces (IOF) raided several homes in the village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah since the year’s onset with the sole intent of waking minors living there and filming them, the Israeli B’Tselem organization said.

“Israeli forces enter the village’s homes at night to photograph minors,” B’Tselem said in a recent statement. ”The soldiers order that anyone over ten years of age is woken, then they take their images and leave.”

The organization said at least four such operations had taken place in January 2011.

“Israel uses the photos to later identify people who throw stones during demonstrations that take place every Friday. After that the minors are arrested from their homes at night.”

The organization said video taken by its volunteers documents that a 14-year-old boy was arrested and interrogated while his parents were prohibited from accompanying him. The clip reveals how the soldiers rudely treat the child’s parents and then proceed to carry out the arrest. The boy remains in detention upon three weeks of the incident.

Hundreds of Palestinian minors are held in Israeli jails in violation of human rights principles and international conventions.

IOF photographs minors amid night raids to identify stone-throwers.

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