On the 16th of November two 10 year old Palestinian boys were beaten, harassed and detained by six Israeli soldiers outside their home in central Hebron.
Their house is situated next to an illegal settlement which is protected by a large number of Israeli soldiers. The children were playing together with two older friends when a soldier started shouting verbal abuse at them. He then forced them at gunpoint to face the wall and raise their hands . After 15 minutes of harassment from the soldiers and verbal abuse from settlers, met with stone throwing from Palestinians, a policeman came and checked the IDs of the two adults and let them go.
The two children were detained, accused for having cut of the cable to one of the surveillance cameras belonging to the Israeli Occupation Force. After more soldiers arrived on the scene, a total of six Israeli soldiers beat the children in front of the policeman and four other witnesses. The soldiers also threatened to kill one of the older friends. The children were detained by the soldiers for one hour and twenty minutes before being brought to the police-station.