Commentator and ex-England footballer Gary Lineker has been roundly criticized by Israel supporters after sharing a harrowing video which shows Palestinian children being shouted at, dragged around and detained by Israeli soldiers.
Eighteen youths, most under the age of 18, were arrested in total for throwing stones at soldiers in the 13 October incident, the footage of which was recently released by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
They were blindfolded during interrogations and not allowed access to their families or lawyers until their release that night.
Mr Lineker, who is vocal in his support for the Palestinian cause, retweeted a clip of the incident posted by prominent pro-Palestinian activist Ben White with the the word “sickening”.
Peter Lerner, spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces, who according to Newsweek is tasked with justifying even Israel‘s genocide replied that the video shares only a glimpse of what happened. He did not go on to explain how a teenager poses public menace while torturing children in Israeli prisons does not.