Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception

An Israeli soldier controls Palestinian Mohammed Tamimi during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters following a march on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near RamallahA soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception. Palestinians see it as proof of Israel’s abuses in the occupied West Bank, while many Israelis say the soldier fell into a media trap laid by activists. The incident played out on Friday in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh and footage of it has since gone viral, generating a bitter debate both online and off.

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