Israeli forces seize toys in West Bank town

Palestine

Published: 2017-08-31 16:10

Last Updated: 2017-08-31 16:57


Israeli forces raided Hebron in the West Bank.
Israeli forces raided Hebron in the West Bank.
Roya News Source

Israeli forces reportedly seized toys during a raid in a town to the east of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Israeli forces raided the town, ransacked toy shops and seized bead guns, paintball guns, fireworks, and laser pointers. They later cited a lack of permits as a reason for the confiscations, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The commander of the military forces reportedly plastered a statement at the shops’ doors banning the possession of such toys, which he said could be used by “terrorists who threaten the security in this area”.

Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to UN documentation, there was a biweekly average of 95 search and detention raids carried out over the course of 2016.