Video: Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian girl at Qalandiya checkpoint

12:00 May 20 2017 Qalandiya and Jerusalem's Old City

Scene: Published by Maan News

by IMEMC News,

n what seems just second before a child was potentially shot dead, a Palestinian using his phone to film the unfolding events, can be heard shouting “hey you don’t shoot,” at a soldier pointing his automatic gun at a female child, who reportedly carried a knife.

The Israeli soldiers claimed that the child carried a knife, and was trying to cross the military roadblock, close to the entrance of Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

A video, captured by a bystander showed the child, 14, on her knees, motionless, and the voice of the person behind the camera can be heard shouting:

“Hey, you, don’t shoot, don’t shoot her, don’t shoot, she is young, just subdue her…” the soldier remains aiming his gun right on the girl, then the man behind the camera shouts again “Don’t shoot her; man, don’t shoot her… she is young, just cuff her, man… just control her, subdue her…”

The child remains motionless, and the man is heard once again saying, “just don’t shoot her, cuff her…,” then he started shooting at the child, “just don’t move, remain as are, stay still.” Then the officers are seen cuffing the child, and a voice is heard saying “she has a knife in her bag.”

Many Palestinians have been recently killed just because the soldiers suspected they “intended to carry out a stabbing attack,” without even attempting to attack anybody. Her name remained unknown until the time of this report.

People witnessing the unfolding events said they were so concerned that the child was about to be killed although she was motionless, because the soldier kept aiming his rifle at her, while standing in a shooting position, ready to pull the trigger at any second.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Awad, from Aqbat as-Saraya, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and moved him to an unknown destination.

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a teenage Palestinian girl at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on Saturday, with Israeli police claiming she had attempted to carry out a stabbing attempt on Israeli forces.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that security forces at the checkpoint noticed a Palestinian girl approaching them while walking down the vehicle lane. They ordered her to stop, but she reportedly ignored their directives and continued to walk towards them.

When Israeli forces noticed the knife in her hand they began to detain her "without any injuries," al-Samri said.

Al-Samri added that the girl was 14 years old and was transferred for questioning with Israeli authorities.

Hebrew-language media sources said that the teenager had attempted to stab the soldiers before Israeli forces used pepper spray on the girl and detained her.

In a video of the arrest taken by a bystander from inside a vehicle and circulated on social media, a man is heard pleading with Israeli soldiers, first in Arabic and later in Hebrew, not to shoot the girl. "Don't shoot her! That's enough! Don't shoot! She is young, just tie her!" as she sits crouching on the pavement with her head in her hands.

Then addressing the girl, the same man shouts, "Just stay there as you are, girl," as a soldier tackles her to the ground to handcuff her, and at least one other soldier stands by, aiming his gun at her at close range.

Another person can then be heard saying in Arabic that there is a knife in her bag, though a knife is not apparently visible in the footage.

14 year old girl detained 5/20/2017. See video.
Mohammad Awad detained 5/20/2017
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