Israeli police summon 4-year-old Palestinian for interrogation

July, 2019

Israeli police summoned a Palestinian man for interrogation on Tuesday, claiming that his four-year old son threw stones at one of their vehicles.

The summons has sparked anger in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya, where the family live.

Israeli forces issued a warrant for interrogation against Rabiaa Elayyan over the alleged stone-throwing by his toddler son Mohammad. 

Mohammad and his father went to the Israeli police station on Salaheddine Street in East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, accompanied by fellow residents of Issawiya, who came to protest the interrogation.

Official Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa reported that Elayyan was briefly interrogated by police alone and released shortly thereafter.

Israeli forces have been regularly condemned for their abuse and incarceration of Palestinian children. According to Palestinian prisoners’ rights organisation Addameer, some 205 Palestinian minors were imprisoned by Israel as of June.

Kaynak: MEE