An Israeli Border Policeman was filmed kicking a Palestinian child while another policeman holds him down last Friday in Hebron.
In the video, released by B'Tselem, two Border Policemen are seen, armed with rifles and in full uniform. The two are seen waiting for the child, 9-year-old Abed a-Rahman, who came out of an alley near his home.
One of the policemen grabbed him, threw him to the ground and held him down, asking him, "Why are you causing trouble?"
The child began crying, and then another Border Policeman arrived at the scene and kicked him, while the first man held the child down.
The child is then seen running away after he is eventually released. The video is about one minute long, and it is unclear what transpired beforehand. According to B'Tselem, the volunteer began filming when he noticed the policeman waiting for the child on the corner. B'Tselem plans on filing a complaint against the men with the Police Investigation Department.
The Border Police said in response, "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."
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