Haaretz, Sep. 10, 2016


The heavily-armed elite IDF soldiers tasked with ensuring that Aref Jaber doesn't expand his house bravely leap into action when faced with any security threat, be it a child or a camera crew. The house has been declared a closed military zone, they say.



[Jaber’s 12-year-old son, Amir] was observed climbing up the stairs to the roof [....] The two soldiers [...] crossed the street and warned Jaber with extraordinary politeness to get the boy off the roof [....]

This whole nutty scene was played out because a settler from the Tel Rumeida area nearby had called in the army’s Civil Administration authorities, who then forbid construction of the additional floor.