A temporary checkpoint was erected in Tel Rumeida, Hebron, complete with a landmine placed on the road. Human Rights Workers noticed a young boy being detained. HRW’s approached the boy to enquire over what was going on. It was established that he was 14 years old and therefore too young to have an ID card. When asked, the soldiers said he had been trying to steal the landmine.
The boy was kept for a total of an hour and a quarter after which he was finally released. No charges were brought against the child, soldiers merely claimed they kept him for so loing as they were “waiting for orders”.
It is unknown whether the land mine was still live or not, however it casues great concern to the residents of Tel Rumeida as well as Human Rights Workers that such offensive weaponry is present in such a residential area.