18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
An Israeli Border Police officer has been caught on video kicking a Palestinian child in the southern West Bank. The police have launched a probe into the incident, documented by an Israeli human rights organization.
The footage shows a 9-year-old boy walking down the road when a uniformed police officer runs up to him and grabs him by the arm, causing the boy to fall on the ground. Another policeman then walks up to them and kicks the screaming child.
After that, the soldiers let the child run away, and leave the site.
In response to the incident, the Israeli Border Police issued a statement denouncing the policemen’s behavior, which it claims “contrasts the values of the force.”
“The Border Police commander instructed on setting up a team to investigate the incident immediately and its conclusions are due in the coming days,” the statement said.
The boy, Abdul-Rahman Burqan, testified to the Israeli police that the soldiers chased him after he swore at one of the officers. He also claimed an Israeli soldier had stomped on his hand after he and his friend were stopped at a checkpoint in a separate incident a month ago.
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