Web Desk (December 30, 2017): Palestinian teenager held for protesting against Trump’s Jerusalem move released on bail Fawzi al-Junaidi being held blindfolded by more than 20 Israeli troops.
A teenage Palestinian boy, whose photograph went viral on social media and sparked condemnations across the world for Israeli forces’ use of force, has been released on bail.16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi, who was charged for pelting stones at Israeli forces — an accusation he repeatedly denied.— was released after his financially-deprived family managed to submit a bail sum of $2,870.
Fawzi’s photograph, taken on December 7, showed him being held blindfolded by more than 20 Israeli troops for being part of a protest against Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The teenage, however, had insisted that he was running away from the area because there were canisters of tear gas shells and sound bombs.Fawzi was the bread-winner for a family of nine. His family said that he was not part of the protest and had gone out to get groceries.
His mother is terminally ill, while his father has an injured leg, the family told the Doha-based media outlet.