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Israeli children decorated with ‘battle wounds’ to mark ‘Independence Day’

Israeli soldiers show off dummies of amputated legs to children. A red liquid can be squirted from the legs to resemble blood flow in the illegal settlement of Tekoa, West Bank. [UriahCanaff/Twitter]
Israeli soldiers show off dummies of amputated legs to children. A red liquid can be squirted from the legs to resemble blood flow in the illegal settlement of Tekoa, West Bank. [UriahCanaff/Twitter]

Children as young as five were encouraged to have their limbs painted to resemble shrapnel and stab wounds during Israeli “Independence Day” celebrations in the occupied West Bank today, Haaretz reported.

The paper said the illegal settlement of Tekoa held the display which included an area where Israeli occupation forces used dummies to illustrate “battle wounds, including one that looked like a pair of amputated legs.”

“A parent told the Times of Israel website that the soldiers even squirted a red liquid through the mock amputated legs to resemble blood flowing.”

Israel is hosting a number of events to mark its “Independence Day” which Palestinians commemorate as Nakba Day when nearly one million people were forced out of their homes to become refugees.

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