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Israeli rights group urges military change tactics after video of detained Palestinian boy

An Israeli human rights group says the military should find another way to deal with young Palestinian stone throwers after video showed soldiers detaining a 5-year-old in the West Bank city of Hebron.

B'Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli said Friday that the detention was illegal.

The video shows soldiers taking the boy away in a jeep. Later he is seen with his blindfolded father.

A military official said they were held for several hours because Palestinian police arrived late to take them. He said the father was blindfolded because they were in a military base. He was speaking anonymously as he wasn't allowed to speak with media.

The Israeli military said the boy was detained after throwing stones at a main road, endangering passersby.