Monday, April 18, 2011

Army arrests Hebron child after settlers attack home

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers detained a child from Hebron's Old City after settlers attacked the boy's home Saturday.

Mu'taz Al-Muhtaseb was beaten by soldiers and arrested, locals told Ma'an.

They added that Israeli forces came to the area after settlers from the illegal outpost Beit Hadasa attacked Mu'taz's home.

An Israeli army spokesman confirmed that soldiers arrested a Palestinian but said that the army was unaware of any beating or unusual incidents since his arrest.

He also told Ma'an that the incident came after several Israeli civilians hurled rocks at a Palestinian house. "When an IDF force arrived at the scene, they dispersed," the official said.