SO? Israeli soldiers raid Muslim homes, question kids about rock-throwing at Israeli civilians

2104094053Masked and armed Israeli soldiers have been recorded forcefully entering Palestinian homes and waking up, photographing and questioning children as young as nine in an effort to track down young Palestinian rock throwers in the Judea-Samaria area of Israel.

NBC  The videos highlight Israeli efforts to track down young Palestinian rock throwers. The Israeli military acknowledged the videos were authentic when NBC News requested comment.


The Palestinians in the West Bank live under Israeli military law so currently the army doesn’t need a warrant or permit to enter Palestinian homes.”

“The forces shown in the video operate in an area where there are frequent attempts, sometimes by minors, to maim and kill Israeli civilians,” it said in a statement.

Young Muslim stone-throwers in training
Young Muslim stone-thrower in training

“The [Israeli Defense Forces] carries out a vast range of activities, both overt and covert, to prevent situations in which terrorists hurl rocks at moving vehicles and within residential areas, endangering both Israelis and Palestinians.”

The soldiers who stormed Sameeh Daana’s home at around 1:30 a.m. on February 24 were all wearing black masks, His child, Mohammed, wet himself in fear when the soldiers burst into the home, and still hasn’t fully recovered from the experience, Daana said. 


He added: “He has been living in a state of terror since then and he refuses to sleep alone but in his sister’s room.”

The IDF would not say how many night operations it had conducted, or the number of children it had questioned and photographed.  “We unfortunately don’t elaborate about operational activity,” an IDF spokesman said.

"Say Jeehad," Mohammed
“Say Jeehad,” Mohammed

The IDF faces constant clashes in Jerusalem and other areas of Judea-Samaria, which Israel regained in 1967 after it defeated 5 large Arab armies that had attacked the tiny country. Palestinians consider the area part of a future state. (In your dreams)