TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israeli soldiers were photographed violently arresting a Palestinian boy with Down syndrome in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil.
Photos of the youth being arrested were posted on twitter, then other photos emerged showing him with bandages around his arm.
This marks the second time Israeli forces assaulted a Palestinian with Down syndrome after a similar incident took place during protests against US President Donald Trump’s embassy move in December of last year, according to Yenisafak.
Israeli forces then assaulted and detained Muhammad al-Taweel, who also suffers from Down syndrome, in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil.
Four Palestinians were killed Friday by Israeli forces in two separate incidents near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.
The inhumane treatment of Palestinian civilians at the hands of Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank comes as Israel steps up its attacks against peaceful protesters near the Gaza Border in the context of the ongoing “Great March for Return” demonstrations against Israeli occupation and oppression.
For almost four months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been holding almost daily demonstrations near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone.
Since the demonstrations began on March 30, more than 140 Palestinian protesters have been martyred — and thousands more injured — by Israeli army gunfire.