Israeli soldiers filmed harassing schoolchildren in occupied Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers filmed harassing schoolchildren in occupied Hebron (VIDEO)
Footage shot in Hebron in occupied Palestinian territory shows Israeli soldiers routinely harassing teachers and schoolchildren on a number of occasions. Rights activists say it is part of a state policy aimed at forcing Palestinians to leave the city.

The incidents shown in the video were recorded in October and November by activists attached to B’Tselem, an Israel-based human rights group, near the Ziad Hamuda Jaber Elementary School for Boys, where some 300 pupils are educated. The facility is located in the Wadi al-Nasarah neighborhood of Hebron. Around 50 meters from the neighborhood is a road leading to the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba – the first that was established in Hebron after the city was occupied by Israel.

A metal gate has been installed some 30 meters from the school, which has to be passed by teachers and pupils. Occasionally, IDF soldiers are deployed at the gate and have been seen to conduct random searches, harass or arrest the Palestinian teachers and schoolchildren, B’Tselem reported.

One part of the video shows a pair of soldiers pushing a student against a wall, who appears to be in his early teens. On another occasion, a soldier confronts a B’Tselem activist who is filming him on camera, trying to physically stop her, and telling her to go stand “behind the dumpster with all the garbage.” In another part, a soldier confronts a young man, approaching him aggressively before being warned by another soldier that he is being filmed.

“These incidents illustrate the casual manner in which Israeli soldiers stationed in the West Bank can threaten and intimidate dozens of Palestinian school students and several teachers, disrupting routine studies,” B’Tselem said. “These are not isolated or exceptional incidents, but an integral part of life in Hebron… The constant harassment of Palestinian residents by security forces and settlers, deny residents the chance to maintain a routine and make their lives intolerable.”

Responding to B’Tselem, the IDF told RT that it was working hard to maintain peace and security in the occupied Palestinian territories. “Students of the Ziad Hamuda Elementary School for Boys frequently hurl stones towards civilians. In these cases, security forces intervene at the scene in order to cease the hurling and to prevent injuries,” an emailed statement from the Israeli military said.

Indeed, the footage published by the rights group shows the soldiers angrily questioning boys about stone-throwing, which is a common occurrence among Palestinian youths protesting against the presence of Israeli troops. Witnesses told B’Tselem that soldiers stop school students and inspect their hands, apparently looking for those covered with dirt.

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  1. Zionists have one trait that is consistent. In their strength they are ruthless and in their weakness they are pitiful cowards. If you show them mercy they will stab you in the back as soon as you turn it.

  2. A boys’ hand with dirt on it; well that does it. What the heck is going on there? Boys playing and getting thier hands dirty. Welcome to the New World Order; same as the Old World Order.

  3. Maybe teach them about war (the Second WW) and occupation. Resistance then is praised, so what’s the difference here ?

  4. Heroes. If you can live with that kind of behaviour, something is wrong. But then , what is ‘wrong’ to them ?

  5. ALL “educational” trips to ISrael including cops, secret service personal, politicians, journalists and young “international Joos” to ISrael NEED to stop together with ALL paychecks sent from Goyim countries.

    “Dozens of Israeli politicians have signed a petition requesting that Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reconsider pardoning Hebron shooter Elor Azaria. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also signed the request and several ministers, including Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Welfare Minister Haim Katz and Minister of Interior Arie Deri, followed suit.”
    Elor Azaria klled an unarmed Palestinian laying wounded on the ground has been jailed in Israel some month ago.

    Will this madness ISrael – a criminal country offensive to all humanity and run by murderer and Satanists evil to the core while proudly sponsored by USA & Co – ever stop to operate?

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