Israeli forces ‘detain 6-year-old’ in Jerusalem

Muhammad Ali Dirbas, 6, was detained by Israeli forces in Jerusalem on Tuesday, his relatives said. (MaanImages/HO)

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An undercover Israeli force briefly detained a 6-year-old boy in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, relatives said.

The child’s grandfather Dawood Dirbas told Ma’an that Israeli officers raided al-Isawiya and local youth threw stones at the military vehicles.

He said his grandson Muhammad Ali Dirbas was going to the shop when Israeli forces apprehended him and took him to a police station in Salah Addin street where he was interrogated for four hours.

On his release, Muhammad told a Ma’an reporter that police officers tried to scare him “but I am not afraid of them, and they must leave our land.”

Residents of al-Isawiya told Ma’an that Israeli forces and undercover police raided the town, firing stun grenades and tear gas as they tried to detain children.

In July, masked, armed Israeli forces were caught on camera detaining teenagers playing football in East Jerusalem.

One of the boys detained, 13-year-old Islam Jaber, said he was taken to a graveyard and beaten up.

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Posted on January 4, 2012, in Zionism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Very unfair of them. They should allow the young lads alone and stop unneccessary detention of them.

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