Post by Onyango Oloo on Aug 29, 2015 15:17:42 GMT 3
They say a picture is worth....
An armed Israeli soldier captures a Palestinian boy during the unrest
Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy (bottom) held by an Israeli soldier (C) during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protester
Now here is the story from the London Daily Telegraph:
By David Millward
11:10PM BST 28 Aug 2015
An Israeli solider who held pinned a Palestinian boy whose arm was in a sling to the floor at gunpoint was set upon by a young girl and two women.
The sight of the terrified child being held at gunpoint was too much those watching to bear.
A young girl sank her teeth into the balaclava-clad soldier’s right hand, forcing him to release his machine gun.
At one point the soldier shoves his hand into the girl’s face.
Two women, meanwhile, grabbed the soldier by the neck and soldier, succeeding in hauling him off the frightened young boy.
The soldier eventually fled and the boy was cradled in the girls arms.
What triggered the clash is unclear, though tension has been increasing between Palestinians and the Israelis in the area and it is not unknown for young children to throw stones at the occupying forces.
The Palestinians have been protesting at the confiscation of their land to enable the expansion of the Jewish Hallamish settlement at Nabi Saleh on the West Bank.