Life under occupation in Hebron: Israeli Border Police detain two boys on their way to school
On 13 September 2018, at around 7:30 A.M., Border Police officers detained two Palestinian boys who live in the Old City of Hebron: Q.R. (13) and ‘A.H. (8). The boys were on their way to school on a-Sahla Street. According to the officers, they had thrown stones at the nearby Checkpoint 160.
The officers took the two to the Pharmacy Checkpoint, some 50 meters from the school. There, they were made to sit and forbidden to talk to relatives who came to the checkpoint. After about an hour and a half, they were taken to the police station by the Tomb of the Patriarchs/al-Haram a-Sharif. About two hours later, ‘A.H. was allowed to go home with his mother. Q.R. was taken to the police station in Kiryat Arba, where he was questioned for about half an hour and then sent home with his father.