Soldier assaults B'Tselem worker on latter's land, 2010

November 2010

On 18 Nov. '10, Nasser a-Nawj'ah, a B'Tselem worker, came with a camera to his family's land in the southern Hebron hills, where soldiers were detaining two of his relatives who had been grazing sheep there. A soldier claimed he was forbidden there and violently arrested him.

This is not the first time that security forces have treated B'Tselem field researchers and camera project participants violently and have disturbed them in their work. These acts by the security forces breach army orders, which stipulate that there is no lawful impediment to filming, including during operational activity, except when the filming is intended to obtain confidential information or impedes the soldiers in carrying out their functions.