A snake was slipped into a Palestinian family’s car by an Israeli soldier on December 23, during a routine search of the vehicle in the West Bank, Israeli newspapers reported.
Soldier jailed for placing snake inside Palestinian’s car at checkpoint https://t.co/qaE9RDTe71
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) January 7, 2020
The soldier stopped Nidal Sayid while he was driving with his family in his taxi at a checkpoint located near Nablus and he placed a water bottle containing a snake in the trunk of the vehicle.
The incident was reported to the Palestinian Authority, who passed the complaint to the Israeli army.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 7, 2020
After a brief investigation, the soldier was sentenced to 18 days of detention.
Israeli occupation forces routinely kill and injure Palestinians with live fire and rubber bullets, or through assaults at checkpoints, during detention raids or when suppressing protests. Despite such violations, soldiers and police officers rarely face legal action.
(Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)