PHOTOS: Whose hands are really tied in the West Bank?

6 May

004-20130301-palestine-0381Just about every article covering the social media meme supporting the Israeli soldier caught on video cocking and aiming his gun at Palestinian youths in Hebron includes a line something like, “soldiers are tired of having their hands tied” when dealing with Palestinians. To help relieve any confusion, this is what having your hands tied looks like: Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth, who shows signs of being beaten, following a demonstration in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 1, 2013. (photo:


By Activestills Published May 3, 2014

PHOTOS: Whose hands are really tied in the West Bank?

Text and photos by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/

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