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WATCH: Israeli guard grabs Palestinian girl's bike and throws it into bushes

Border police officer takes bicycle from crying 8-year-old girl for riding along road reserved for settlers in occupied West Bank
Image grab from video (B’Tselem)

An armed Israeli border guard has been caught on camera seizing a Palestinian girl's bicycle and throwing it away after she allegedly rode along a path reserved for illegal settlers in the occupied West Bank.

B’Tselem volunteer Raed Abu Ramileh captured the moment on Monday, 25 July when Anwar Burqan was confronted by the officer near the town of Hebron. 

The officer runs to the girl and steps on the bicycle. Burqan is then seen crying and running away, before the officer throws the bike into nearby bushes.

The officer in question has now been suspended upon investigation.

B’Tselem reported that Anwar said she has no yard at home and she and her siblings play out in the street and ride their bicycles on the paved part of the divided street. 

Watch the incident below:

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