An Israel Defense Forces officer and soldiers at the Beit Iba checkpoint
near Nablus forced a young Palestinian on November 9 to open a violin case
he was carrying and play the instrument, while local residents waited
behind him in a long line.

The incident was filmed by Horit Herman-Peled, a volunteer for the women’s
human rights organization Machsom Watch, and a complaint was reviewed by
the regional brigade commander who conveyed to his troops the severity of
the matter.

According to Machsom Watch, another volunteer reported several months ago
about a similar incident in which a Palestinian was forced to play for
soldiers at a checkpoint in the Jerusalem region


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