1st October 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine
This morning, Tuesday 1st October, Israeli soldiers fired two tear gas canisters and four stun grenades at children on their way to school.
In this case, a few children threw stones and pebbles at Israeli forces as the soldiers stood watching them walk to morning classes. The response from the Israeli soldiers present was incredibly disproportionate.
The incident occurred near checkpoint 29 in Khalil (Hebron) and is not an isolated event. International activists in Khalil monitor several checkpoints each morning, as Israeli soldiers regularly harass, intimidate and fire weapons on children as young as 5-years-old.