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State of Palestine: 17-yo recounts 'abuse' by Israeli forces after iconic arrest by 23 soldiers04:09

State of Palestine: 17-yo recounts 'abuse' by Israeli forces after iconic arrest by 23 soldiers

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Hebron
December 28, 2017 at 20:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Seventeen year-old Fawzi Juneidi recounted in Hebron on Thursday the "abuse" he suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers during his 20-day detention. Juneidi was released on Wednesday. The 17-year-old's arrest became infamous after a photo of him being dragged blindfolded through the streets by 23 Israeli soldiers went viral.

Juneidi was arrested in the West Bank city of Hebron while protesting against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and has been charged with 'throwing stones' at Israeli security forces. He was brought to the Etzion settlement army camp in northern Hebron.

Juneidi described the alleged abuse he suffered at the hands of the soldiers during his arrest, including being hit by a weapon and repeatedly beaten in a room of one metre width.

Juneidi said: "They arrested me and took me to the container checkpoint. When we arrived at the checkpoint, they took me to a room with detainees. They threw me on the ground, and then they beat us for about 5 minutes."

The young Palestinian added: "I lost one my shoes and they took the other and poured so cold water on my foot and pressed on it and they forced me to sit on a spot of water in the corner."

Juneidi was released from detention after being transferred to Ramallah Medical Centre where he was treated for injuries including a fracture in his shoulder and nerve damage. After his family met his bail of 10,000 Israeli Shekels (€2,421.71) Fawzi Juneidi was reunited with his parents, family members and relatives.

Hearing of his ordeal Governor of Hebron Mr. Kamal Hemaid met with the survivor in a special meeting, awarding him with a plaque for his bravery shown.

Fawzi Juneidi is set to appear before an Israeli military court on 7 January for his actions during the protest.

State of Palestine: 17-yo recounts 'abuse' by Israeli forces after iconic arrest by 23 soldiers04:09
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Seventeen year-old Fawzi Juneidi recounted in Hebron on Thursday the "abuse" he suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers during his 20-day detention. Juneidi was released on Wednesday. The 17-year-old's arrest became infamous after a photo of him being dragged blindfolded through the streets by 23 Israeli soldiers went viral.

Juneidi was arrested in the West Bank city of Hebron while protesting against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and has been charged with 'throwing stones' at Israeli security forces. He was brought to the Etzion settlement army camp in northern Hebron.

Juneidi described the alleged abuse he suffered at the hands of the soldiers during his arrest, including being hit by a weapon and repeatedly beaten in a room of one metre width.

Juneidi said: "They arrested me and took me to the container checkpoint. When we arrived at the checkpoint, they took me to a room with detainees. They threw me on the ground, and then they beat us for about 5 minutes."

The young Palestinian added: "I lost one my shoes and they took the other and poured so cold water on my foot and pressed on it and they forced me to sit on a spot of water in the corner."

Juneidi was released from detention after being transferred to Ramallah Medical Centre where he was treated for injuries including a fracture in his shoulder and nerve damage. After his family met his bail of 10,000 Israeli Shekels (€2,421.71) Fawzi Juneidi was reunited with his parents, family members and relatives.

Hearing of his ordeal Governor of Hebron Mr. Kamal Hemaid met with the survivor in a special meeting, awarding him with a plaque for his bravery shown.

Fawzi Juneidi is set to appear before an Israeli military court on 7 January for his actions during the protest.

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