WEB DESK: Powerful pictures of a family resisting an attempt by an Israeli soldier to arrest a minor boy spread like wild fire over the media.
In one of the pictures captured by Reuters and AFP photographers you can see a young girl biting an Israeli soldier hands.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the pictures were taken at the Nabi Saleh, village at the West Bank.
The family was throwing stone at Israeli soldiers, however the 12 year old boy who is the subject of the pictures did not take part in it, the newspaper reported.
In other photograph the soldier is seen armed and detaining the boy forcefully.
The Israeli army spokesman responded in a statement that there was “a violent disturbance of the peace in Nabi Saleh, in which Palestinians threw stones at IDF forces that were in the place. The youth who was photographed was identified by the lookout force as a stone-thrower, and because of this it was decided to detain him. At the time of the arrest, a violent provocation by a number of Palestinians developed, including women and children. In light of the violent altercation, the commander decided to not to go ahead with the detention.”
Photographs were taken by AFP and Reuters