Israeli forces dump child on roadside with hands tied at 4 am

Al-Haq Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:37 – 5-12 March – Ref.: 64/2012

A total of 27 Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli forces last week. The largest number of arrests took place in Silwan, East Jerusalem, where 11 children were detained. Also among those detained was 16-year-old ‘Anan Naji al-Tamimi from al-Nabi Saleh (Ramallah governorate).


‘Anan Naji al-Tamimi

On 11 March at around 1:45 am, Israeli soldiers entered ‘Anan’s home in the village of al-Nabi Saleh. The soldiers rounded up his family in their living room and searched the house.

Soon after, the soldiers removed ‘Anan from the house blindfolded him with a piece of cloth and bound his hands tightly with a plastic tie.

Once in the military jeep the soldiers slapped ‘Anan on the neck sharply several times. They drove for several minutes before stopping outside a caravan near Halamish settlement in which two policemen were waiting.

They removed ‘Anan’s blindfold but left his hands bound despite them cutting painfully into his wrists.

The policemen questioned ‘Anan for around an hour about his involvement in the weekly demonstrations that takes place in al-Nabi Saleh. They also accused him of throwing stones. ‘Anan was then put back in the jeep and blindfolded once again.

The soldiers drove for a distance of about 20 metres to an open area about one kilometre from al-Nabi Saleh. They forced ‘Anan out of the jeep, removed his blindfold, and drove away.

In the pitch darkness of the early hours of the morning, ‘Anan had no choice but to find his own way home with his hands still tied. When he finally arrived in al-Nabi Saleh, his father removed the plastic tie and saw that his son’s hands were badly swollen (See Al-Haq Affidavit No. 7133/2012).

Further attacks on children

mohammad-tanjiThree children from Balata Refugee Camp (Nablus governorate) were arrested, shackled, blindfolded and beaten by Israeli soldiers on 6 March whilst collecting almonds in an area about 500 metres from the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Itamar.

These incidents are indicative of the Israeli policy of intimidation and collective punishment towards children. These children not only suffer physical injury but endure long-term psychological trauma as a result of detention. (See new report by Save The Children and the East Jerusalem YMCA)

Arbitrary arrests, prolonged detainment, and physical assault inflicted on children by Israeli forces are in clear violation of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law. Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention clearly states that “proper regard shall be paid to the special treatment due to minors.”

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child establishes in Article 37(a)(b) that no child should be exposed to cruel or degrading treatment and that arrest, detainment and imprisonment of children should be used as a measure of last resort.

This week also saw the tragic deaths of two 11-year-old children, Hamza Muhammad Jaradat and Ziyad Jum’a Jaradat. The boys were killed on 6 March after an undetonated Israeli artillery shell they had found in a field near their home, exploded whilst they were playing in the area of Sa’ir (Hebron governorate).



Israeli Hospital refuses treatment to wounded Palestinian than Israel’s Army dumped him. He died at the side of a road  – Febr 23, 2012


Ministery declares state of emergency – Photography

Articles 55 and 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention clearly establish that Israel, as the occupying power, not only has a duty to ensure medical supplies reach hospitals in the OPT, but to ensure and maintain the services of the hospitals too. As High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions, other states not only have a moral duty but also a legal obligation to ensure Israel abides by its commitments to the protected population of the OPT.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, As a States Party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel is obliged under Article 24 of the treaty to recognise the right of every child under its effective jurisdiction “to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services”.

Not only the 7-month old baby, but 173 children died due to lack of a permit:

More Resources or related information:

  • Palestinian deaths following infringement of right to medical treatment – B’ TselemReport
  • 35 babies died at Israeli checkpoints – Report
  • Israel Kills Dialysis in Gaza – 450 Patients Lives Are In DangerReport
  • Dialysis in Paralysis | Electronic IntifadaReport
  • Factsheet on Gazan Children’s Access to Medical Care – Al Mezan | 173 children diedReport
  • UK Diplomat wife dies after forced to renew Jerusalem permitReport
  • 2 Children & Lives of Dozens of Others Endangered Israel’s Infringement of Medical CareReport
  • Infant close 2 death as Israel denies medicationReport
  • Starve Them; Shoot Them then Give Them CancerReport
  • PUT PALESTINIANS ON A DIET – Media Bury documents revealing israel’s deliberate policy of near starvation for GazaReport
  • Israel to Supreme Court to prevent exposure of document containing minimal calorie requirements for Gaza – May1, 2011Report
  • Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment if their Condition is Not Life-Threatening | In violation of Medical Ethics and International Law | Al mezan | June 30, 2010Report
  • Children and Armed Conflict: Developments in the OPT | UN | April 13, 2010Report

Medical care by asked/forced collaboration

  • Palestinians hoping to leave Gaza Strip asked to collaborate with Israel – PHR Isael – Dec 28, 2011Report

Healthcare or neglect of healthcare in Prisons

  • Doctoring the Evidence Abandoning the Victim – Complicty of Israeli physicians in torture – PHRReport


  • Gaza Siege devastates Health care – Jan 2, 2011video
  • Avoidable Death of Pregnant women & their Unborn at Israeli Checkpointsvideo
  • If U have no idea about avoidable mortality by Israel’s deliberate policies: Meet BABY FIRASvideo


  • Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health – PHR – Report

While in the horrible holocaust, 1 in 6, so 1 million people died of the Nazi but exactly similar deliberate deprivation, Israel is doing exactly the same to Palestinians. Research (see link below) showed the annual deathrate by violent & passive aggression is about 5000 deaths a year. Called Avoidable mortality or Excess Death.

For the sake of children and ill people in Palestine, share this post as wide as you can and keep sharing it. Health is no choice for many, right to medical care is a Human Right. Infringement of such is a passive form of aggression which policies Israel deliberately deploys with the intention to ethnic cleanse.


Due to unbelievable & increasing shocking news like this, this post will be updated continuously the coming days with related news and more resources. Please keep checking for updates.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians and their children does the international community need to see in order to act?
How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed?
How long so the world intervenes in this ongoing warcrime and it will be stopped once and for all?

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