Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Israeli Soldier Caught Beating 12-Year-Old Boy — Video Goes Viral

An Israeli soldier was caught on film kicking and hitting a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron.

The video of the incident, which occurred on Saturday, was uploaded to YouTube by the International Solidarity Movement – Palestine on Sunday and by Monday afternoon had been viewed more than 10,700 times.

It has not been disclosed what led to the incident. After pushing one young boy away, then kicking and hitting the 12 year old, the soldier, identified in Israeli news reports as a commander in the Kfir Brigade, began chasing after several other Palestinian children. The soldier also shouted epithets at the children.

The soldier has not been named. The Israel Defense Forces condemned the soldier’s actions and told Israel Channel 10 that it would investigate the incident.

The video comes less than a month after IDF soldiers in Hebron were caught on video detaining a boy, 5, for throwing rocks at cars with Israeli license plates.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.