Border police rejects claim it used teen as human shield

April 20, 2013 23:01

An NGO on Friday accused Border Patrol officers of using a Palestinian teen as a human shield, after a video emerged of officers walking the bound teen in front of a protest in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis.

Agence France Presse quoted the organization Defense for Children International-Palestine as saying that the teen was "deliberately exposed to danger after he had been taken into custody," and called on Israel to mount an investigation.

Idan Iluz, a spokesman for the Border Police, said Saturday that the officers were not using the teen as a human shield, rather, that they pulled him out of the jeep in order to show the protesters that the boy had not been harmed.

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