during clashes in the West Bank village of Bilin, west of Ramallah, on
Nov. 15, 2013 (AFP/Abbas Momani)
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israeli troops in the West Bank detained four Palestinian children aged five to nine years for more than an hour Friday with their hands cuffed, Palestinian witnesses said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said that troops rounded up some minors during rioting in the northern West bank village of Kfar Qaddum but held them only briefly.
“A group of Palestinian children were detected setting fire to tires,” she said. “These riots usually start with burning tires being rolled at security forces.”
“Soldiers rounded up the children to prevent mayhem and when a commander arrived shortly afterwards they were released,” she said.
She did not give their ages or say if handcuffs were used, but…
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