Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian children after storming their homes in an overnight raid near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, forcing them to spend a cold night in detention before being released without explanation, reported Friday. an Israeli daily Haaretz.
Yasser Arafat Shkeir, 12, and his friend Yazen Kados, 11, were arrested on October 24 during a night raid on the village of Al-Zawiya, following allegations of “throwing stones” at Israeli soldiers.
Israeli soldiers also ordered Shkeir’s older brother, Mutasim, 22, and Kado’s father, Na’m, 42, to accompany them.
IDF troops raided two houses and caught three boys suspected of throwing stones. Tied up and blindfolded, they spent a cold night in police custody before being released without explanationhttps://t.co/ewg3XM700u
– Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) November 28, 2021
“The four were transported from place to place and handcuffed and blindfolded from time to time. At no time did any of the soldiers offer them food or shelter from the cold, ”Haaretz said.
No one spoke to them or told them why they were being held in this way, the report added.
After about 15 hours, they were brought back to the entrance to their village and ordered to return home without any explanation, the report continues.
An Israeli soldier posted this shocking video of Palestinian children arrested and detained by Israeli forces, with the caption “FOR SALE” in Hebrew. The Israeli soldier can be heard saying “only today, two per 100, three per 75” just before the end of the video. pic.twitter.com/KZ63nYdiZH
– IMEU (@theIMEU) May 12, 2021
Israeli forces often carry out nightly raids in the occupied West Bank to arrest Palestinians whom they accuse of planning “a future offense.”
Thousands of Palestinians are held in Israeli detention, sometimes for months, without trial.
(The New Arabic, PC, social networks)