Israel on Tuesday arrested Palestinian activist Basil al-Tamimi, the father of 11-year-old boy Mohamed al-Tamimi, who was beaten by an Israeli soldier during a Friday demonstration in the occupied West Bank.
“The Israeli army arrested Basil and his wife, Nariman, as they tried to cross an army checkpoint at the entrance of Nabi Saleh village north of Ramallah,” Bassam al-Tamimi, another Palestinian activist, told Anadolu Agency. “Soldiers arrested Basel and his wife and prevented us from communicating with them.”
On Friday, while Israeli troops forcibly dispersed an anti-occupation march staged in Nabi Saleh, Anadolu Agency saw an Israeli soldier attempting to arrest 11-year-old Mohamed al-Tamimi.
Residents of Nabi Saleh have been staging protests for years against Illegal settlement of Jewish settlers. Israeli army defended its actions, saying that kids protesting and thrown rocks at the soldiers
The soldier beat the boy savagely before he was finally freed following the intervention of several Palestinian women and children.
After the incident, a request was reportedly submitted to the Israeli police for the arrest of the Al-Tamimi family, who were accused of “assaulting” the soldier.. Tags: #
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