In the embattled neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Thursday, Israeli military police for the city of Jerusalem snatched a 14-year old girl for the alleged ‘crime’ of flying a Palestinian flag. This comes just days after the Israeli military police in Jerusalem beat and arrested another child for allegedly mounting the Palestinian flag on his bicycle.
According to local sources, the child, identified as 14-year-old Nafth Hammad, was part of a recreational program for children in the neighborhood.
When Israeli militarized police arrived to break up the activity, the girl reportedly held a Palestinian flag, which infuriated the soldiers and led to them assaulting and arresting her.
She was taken to the Israeli police station on Salah El-Din Street in Jerusalem for interrogation. Her parents were not informed, and she was not given access to legal counsel.