Video Channel: Security forces

Soldiers beat young Palestinian man, wrongfully arrest him, 2015

26 Oct 2015

On 6 Oct. soldiers assaulted Ansar ‘Asi, 25, who was at the doorway to his workplace watching soldiers and Palestinian youths clash. The incident was captured on his employer’s CCTV. The soldiers brutally beat ‘Asi and arrested him. He was taken to hospital in Jerusalem to care for his injuries, then held in detention for two days before being interrogated. The police said soldiers saw him throwing stones. They wouldn’t heed his denials, nor try to corroborate them with the footage available. Only after a military court remand hearing did the police consent to view the footage. Even then, ‘Asi was held for another two days due to the weekend sabbatical.

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