Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, a Palestinian child in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Tuesday. He was repeatedly kicked and punched to various parts of his body.
Local sources reported that the child, identified as Hmeidan Ahmad Abu Maria, 17 years old, was held by the soldiers at the entrance of Beit Ummar, before they started kicking and punching him, and tossing him around.
Also on Tuesday, soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs at dozens of peaceful protesters who marched in commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the Nakba of 1948 when Israeli forces displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and destroyed hundreds of towns, before Israeli declared “its independence” in the historic land of Palestine.
Dozens of protests took place on Tuesday in various parts of the West Bank commemorating the Nakba, demanding an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine and the release of all Palestinian political prisoners.
Soldiers used excessive force against dozens of peaceful protesters and fired rounds of live ammunition, in addition to rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.