No, these are not Amber Alerts. This is a different kind of “abduction alert system“. Sometimes living under Israeli military rule means that wanted posters will be plastered around town seeking the capture of your children.
QALQILIYA (Ma’an) — Israeli forces posted flyers in a Qalqiliya village overnight Friday threatening children with arrest, a local committee said.
Murad Shtawey, spokesman for the local popular resistance committee, told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers raided the village of Kafr Qaddum at 1.30 a.m., firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters.
After Israeli troops left, locals found the flyers with images of four children aged between 10 to 14 posted on village walls. A caption on the flyers read: “We are the army, beware we will catch you if we see you, or we will come to your home.”
An Israeli army spokesman did not return calls seeking comment.