On 15 Nov. 2013, the weekly Kafr Qadum protest against the closure of the road connecting the village to Nablus took place. Before it started, tires were set on fire on the road, and 4 children played with them. Soldiers detained the four, ages 6 to 9, handcuffed the 3 older ones and threatened them with arrest if caught again. The soldiers released the children a few minutes later. The age of criminal responsibility In the Occupied Territories is 12. Law enforcement officials are prohibited from detaining or arresting children under this age. B'Tselem contacted the military demanding to clarify the legal requirements to soldiers operating on the ground.