14-Year-Old Palestinians Detained for Throwing Rocks at Israelis


Israeli police today detained two teenagers in the Negev region for throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles travelling on Route 31, an Israeli police spokesperson said, Maan reports.

The two boys are from the Al-Atrash Bedouin community in the area.

No injuries were reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in September declared a “war on stone throwing,” establishing a minimum prison sentence for adults who throw stones as well as allowing Israeli forces to use sniper fire against stone throwers in circumstances that pose mortal danger.

Netanyahu said at the time said that there would be “significant fines” for minors who commit such offences, as well as for their parents.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel News Bureau