TORTURE – Israeli occupation soldiers break the legs of Palestinian minor


[ PIC 12/02/2012 – 12:20 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The international organization for the defense of children has said that the Israeli occupation soldiers savagely beat up a Palestinian child after breaking both his legs.

The organization quoted the 16-year-old boy Mahmoud Qatna as saying that he was heading to an area near the separation wall in his village Beit Sorik along with a number of his friends when the soldiers surprised them.

He said that the soldiers arrested him along with two of his friends, threw him on his stomach on the ground and started beating him savagely, adding that before that he was hit with a rubber bullet in his left leg fired by those soldiers.

Qatna said that he was screaming out of pain and told the soldiers that his leg had broken but they did not heed his screams and continued to beat him.

He said that the soldiers took him to an asphalted road where he was beaten anew then he was carried to a roadblock where he was held blindfolded and handcuffed under the rain for half an hour.

The boy said that he was taken to an army base where an interrogator questioned him about going to the wall, adding that the questioning took place at midnight. He said that the interrogator accused him of throwing stones at the soldiers, which he absolutely denied.

Qatna said he was then taken to Ofer jail then to hospital the next morning where the doctors discovered that both his legs were broken and where he was served food and allowed to the bathroom for the first time since his arrest.

Qatna was returned to Ofer jail where he was beaten on the way back then held for 16 days during which he was taken to court five times. In the fifth hearing he was released on bail pending trial.



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