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Detainee tells lawyer he was severely beaten after answering summons by Israeli security

 

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (WAFA) – A Palestinian detainee told his lawyer that he was severely beaten when he answered a summons by the Israeli Security Service on Thursday after which he was detained, a press statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday.

PPS attorney Jacklyn Fararjeh said the detainee, Omar Shehadeh, 26, from Arroub refugee camp in the south of the West Bank, told her when she visited him at his detention center that four soldiers attacked him and beat him severely all over his body when he appeared at the Etzion detention center in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc between Bethlehem and Hebron.

He said one soldier beat him with a club and another one hit him on the back and jumped on him. He was also left lying on the floor on a cold day with his hands tied as the soldiers kept cursing him and yelling at him while the officer in charge was watching.

Fararjeh said she was able to see bruises on Shehadeh’s body from the beating.

The PPS said 95% of the Palestinians who are detained by Israel are tortured both physically and psychologically.

M.K.

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