26thNovember 2015 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team| Hebron, occupied Palestine
On Thursday 26th November, at around 8 am, Israeli forces detained two young Palestinians boys at Quitoun checkpoint in occupied Hebron (Al-Khalil), allegedly throwing stones at the soldiers. On the way towards the police station where the Palestinian boys were taken by the Israeli forces – near the Ibrahimi mosque—two international human rights activists were documenting the events at the scene.
The human rights activists questioned the Israeli forces about the respective name and age of the two boys, one of which was only twelve years of age. Israeli forces refused to answer the legitimate questions of the human rights activists. One of the boys, an eighteen year old from Abu Sneineh was taken to the police station, while the international activists continued to monitor the events and ask for the age of the younger child who was still outside, detained by Israeli forces.
Embarrassed by the questions of the international human rights activists, but most of all by them witnessing this illegal detention, Israeli forces decided to arbitrarily arrest one of the human right activist, claiming that she was disturbing Israeli forces in doing their job.
Inside the police station, the French human rights activist and the Palestinian boy were waiting for investigation, without being allowed to use their phone to inform their families and lawyers
Inside the police station, the French human rights activist and the Palestinian boy were waiting for the investigation, without being allowed to use their phone to inform their families and lawyers.
After one hour, they were taken to the police station of the illegal settlement Kiryat Arba for the investigation. The international human right activist was accused of preventing the Israeli forces to do their job and blocking their way, although she merely asked for the age of the boy, as clearly visible in the video
In the official document by the Israeli police, the human rights activist is accused of being a danger to the public safety the Israeli state and was therefore banned from the entire West Bank for two weeks
Until now, it remains unknown what will happen to the eighteen years old boy who had been arrested