July 3, 2012 - 12:00am

Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem on Monday posted a video showing an Israeli border police officer kicking a Palestinian child in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The video, filmed by a B'Tselem volunteer on June 29, shows that a policeman caught a child and another officer hurriedly approached them, kicked the child once and left just as fast, while the kid ran away crying.

In a statement, B'Tselem said the case was referred to Israeli Justice Ministry's department for investigation of police.

Israel Police said they view the incident with "great severity" and assured that this kind of incident is infrequent among their ranks.

"The incident is being examined by the Border Police. This type of behavior is considered unacceptable," police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told Xinhua Monday.

B'Tselem is known to have a leftist political stand and frequently releases reports on Israeli police and army brutality towards Palestinians.


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