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Aug 29, 2015

These startling images show the tension and fear that is an everyday reality for people caught up in the violence of the West Bank

Detained: An Israeli soldier put a Palestinian boy in a headlock

Detained: An Israeli soldier put a Palestinian boy in a headlock

A young boy, wide-eyed with fear, casts a terrified glance at an Israeli soldier’s assault rifle as he is pinned to the ground.

These startling images show the tension and fear that is an everyday reality for people caught up in the violence of the West Bank.

The pictures show the boy – whose arm is in a sling – wrestling with the soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters earlier today.

An armed Israeli soldier controls a Palestinian boy during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters

Fear: The boy is visibly terrified as he is held by the Israeli soldier Getty

Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier

Desperation: The soldier was attacked as the boy’s loved ones desperately tried to rescue him  Getty

Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier

Bite: The girl sinks her teeth into the man’s right hand    Getty

The pictures show the boy – whose arm is in a sling – wrestling with the soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters earlier today.

The mask-wearing trooper was set upon by Palestinian protestors – including children and old women – desperate to free the frightened and injured boy.

At one point the soldier raises his fist as if to strike the woman standing before him.

His mask is torn away and his rifle falls to his side as he is set upon by the group.

A little girl sinks her teeth into his right hand, before he shoves her away as he holds onto the boy.

Palestinians scuffle with an Israeli soldier as they try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh

Shove: The soldier shoves the little girl away after the bite  Reuters

Palestinians scuffle with an Israeli soldier as they try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh

Fist: The soldier raises his hand to the women  Reuters

The outcome of this raw and upsetting incident is not known, but a fellow IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) soldier is seen coming to his comrade’s aid.

The pictures were taken following a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank.

Tensions in the region are high after Israel yesterday launched an air strike against a Hamas facility in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said.

No one was hurt in the night-time rocket attack on southern Israel, the army said in a statement.

Palestinian women fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier

Tension: The boy is cradled by a girl as Palestinian women fight to free him  Getty

Protesters clash with an Israeli soldier as he tries to arrest a Palestinian boy

Aid: Another Israeli soldier comes to help his comrade   Rex

There were no immediate reports of any casualties in the Palestinian enclave after warplanes struck what the Israeli military said was a weapons factory belonging to the ruling Hamas Islamist movement.

Salafi jihadist groups that support al Qaeda’s calls for a global holy war have claimed most of the sporadic rocket strikes on Israel from the Gaza Strip since the end of a 50-day war a year ago.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday’s rocket, which exploded in an open area adjacent to the Gaza border, but Israel has said it holds Hamas accountable for any attacks from the enclave of 1.8 million Palestinians.

According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry website, 11 rockets from the Gaza Strip, excluding the one launched on Thursday, have struck Israel since the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that halted the Gaza war.

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