Soldiers assault and detain B’Tselem volunteer, Madama, February 2017

March 2017

On 10 Feb. 2017, Madama residents went for an outing near the village. Soldiers came from the nearby settlement of Yitzhar, using tear gas. Ahmad Ziyadah, a B’Tselem volunteer who began filming the soldiers, was ordered to leave. Refusing, he was violently detained. A soldier fired a rubber-coated metal at short range at Ziyadah’s brother who tried to help him. Ziyadah, who did no more than film the soldiers, was detained for 6 days with the backing of a military court. The footage, edited by B’Tselem, shows only the end of the incident.