Israeli Police Officer Caught Kicking Palestinian Boy on Video
A video showing an Israeli police officer kicking a nine-year-old Palestinian boy has prompted an official investigation.
The footage, released by the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, shows the child, Abd a-Rahman Burqan, on the ground as he is held by a border police officer. Another police officer then kicks the boy. The first policeman releases him and he runs away.
The incident took place last week in Hebron, a volatile West Bank city where several hundred hardline Jewish settlers live protected by Israeli troops, B’Tselem said.
The cameraman, Raed Abu Rimle, told the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth: “I heard yelling and I saw a soldier kick a boy in the stomach. After the policemen left him, I approached the kid. He was so scared that he’d pissed his pants.”
I don’t care who you are, wear you live or what your job. If I saw an adult kick a 9 year old kid in the stomach they’d have to be bailing me out of jail or digging my grave.