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.
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