TV cameras have captured the distressing moment a five-year-old Palestinian boy sees his father arrested for stealing water.
Khaled Jabari wails in torment and confusion as Israeli soldiers drag away his father Fadel in the West Bank district of Hebron.
Walking barefoot, the youngster becomes hysterical as he pleads with the troops not to take his father away.
One of the soldiers picks up the lad and removes him from the scene before Fadel is driven away in a four-wheel-drive.
After watching the footage, Hashem Abu Maria, of the Defence For Children International charity, said it was obvious the child thought his father would never return.