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Palestinian boy detained after attempting to steal Israeli soldier's weapon in al-Ludd

Feb. 15, 2017 10:59 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 15, 2017 10:59 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli police detained a 13-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to steal the weapon of a female Israeli soldier in the Israeli town of al-Ludd's train station.

According to Israeli spokeswoman Luba al-Samri, Israeli witnesses reportedly said that the Palestinian boy attempted to steal the soldier’s weapon, but failed. He tried to escape, however he was chased by Israeli civilians who eventually caught him and turned him into the Israeli police.

She added that Israeli police had opened up an investigation into the incident.
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