Palestinian child kicked by Border Police in Hebron

By Mairav Zonszein

B’Tselem just released disturbing footage of a Border Police officer kicking a Palestinian child while another officer holds him on the streets of occupied Hebron.  The video was shot last Friday June 29 by a B’Tselem activist, from the window of his house, adjacent to the Tomb of the Patriarchs. According to B’Tselem, the person started shooting the video upon noticing a border police officer hiding behind the wall.

The name of the child is Abed a-Rahman and he is only 9 years old. You can see the policeman at the start of the video appear, then disappear, and then reappear at about 1:22 when he runs to grab the child and says: “Why are you causing trouble?” As the policeman holds the crying boy, another policeman comes and kicks him. The child is then released and runs away and the policemen disperse. B’Tselem is filing a complaint against the two men with the Police Investigation Department.



UPDATE: Now that the video has been widely circulated and made it into mainstream Israel media, Border Police has responded with an official statement:

The Border Police denounces the policemen’s behavior, which contrasts the values of the force. It is important to note that this is a rare incident which does not represent the actions of the Border Police in Israel. The Border Police commander instructed on setting up a team to investigate the incident immediately and its conclusions are due in the coming days.

I will follow the story and see if in fact the Border Police provides “conclusions.”

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Shhhhh ….. did you hear the PA issue a protest? I DIDN’T!


  1. paschn said,

    July 3, 2012 at 15:44

    Since the Israeli filth is now training our sycophants-in-blue, (cops), it explains much about why this dying nation has so very few decent, CONSTITUTIONAL OATH defending cops. Filth begets filth. Compare the departments at these sites;

    One takes their constitutional vows seriously,

    The other pisses on it daily

    The former, I would help in any way I could, even to risking my life if one was in need,

    The latter, I wouldn’t piss on if they were burning alive.

    A LEO takes a vow to defend our constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC…those who believe and uphold it are friends of the people and should be protected by us from harm. On the other hand, the VAST MAJORITY violate that vow and are thus, by definition a domestic enemy and should be treated as such.


    They willingly follow orders from their department heads that deny our constitutional rights, (, we have the right to demmand redress of our grievances committed by this rogue government), they not only send in covert provocoteurs to cause trouble/break criminal laws which allow their fellows to attack peaceful demonstrators, they openly initiate violence against them. It is because of treasonous filth of their ilk that our nation’s government has turned on us. These traitors, by their acts, prolong our suffering at the hands of a rogue government and hasten the demise of this nation. They are defending those that are ruining our nation instead of joining us in removing them. Treasonous filth, nothing more.

  2. Naeem said,

    July 3, 2012 at 17:01

    I saw this article on MAAN news and the comments were pure evil against the palestinians. IS maan to be trsuted because they allow the most vilest zionist to comment complete untruths.

  3. Ponce said,

    July 3, 2012 at 17:06

    Nothing that I say will cover anythig that I really want to say……so let me say nothing and that will cover everything.

  4. Big Fish said,

    July 3, 2012 at 17:23

    Such a sick, abusive culture.

  5. Blake said,

    July 3, 2012 at 19:06

    Just another day in the mammon nightmare.

  6. July 4, 2012 at 00:17


  7. July 4, 2012 at 17:32

    nothing surprises me now-these cowards have a licence for brutality.

  8. IrishDaNE said,

    July 5, 2012 at 09:57

    Doesnt surprise me. Such are the ways of a racist regime. Thanks to B´Tselem for supplying Palestinians with cams, so the world can see the despicable actions of the Israeli police, military and settlers.

  9. Maurice Cabana-Proulx said,

    July 5, 2012 at 19:50

    Israel’s «right to defend itself» has always included violence perpetrated against children.

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