An IDF PR Disaster in Hebron in Detainment of 5-year-old

The soldiers who apprehended Wadi'a last week after he allegedly threw rocks at a settler's car were chastised not for detaining the boy, but for being caught doing so by a rights group's cameras.

Wadi’a Maswadeh did not know that he managed to stir a few hearts in Israel and the world with his tears, nor did his father, Karam. We didn’t know that Wadi’a was actually a recidivist detainee: He was 5 years and 9 months old when he was detained last week by Israeli soldiers − in front of the cameras of the B’Tselem human rights organization − and it was not his first arrest, but rather his third.