West Bank (The Inside Palestine)- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening assaulted and kidnaped five Palestinian children in Masafer Yatta, south of al-Khalil.
According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped five kids after a horde of Jewish settlers chased and brutalized them on allegations that they entered Khafat Ma’on settlement.
The kids were picking a wild plant called Akoub (Gundelia) in the area when the settlers assaulted them.
The IOF maltreated the kids and violently hauled them into military jeeps.
All the kids are from the Bedouin community of al-Rakiz in southern al-Khalil.
The local residents in the area are mostly cattle herders and often exposed to assaults by settlers and soldiers.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center