Israeli interrogators torture Bethlehem man, relatives say
Published Monday 06/01/2014 (updated) 07/01/2014 13:35
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner has been seriously tortured while in Israeli prison custody, his family said Monday.
The father of Abd al-Salam al-Hreimi, 22, from Bethlehem told Ma'an that during a court hearing in Israel's Ofer military center on Sunday his son had visible signs of torture and marks from beatings were evident on his face, chest and legs.
Two Israeli soldiers had to help al-Hreimi into the court as he was struggling to walk.
He told the Israeli judge that his interrogators had "escorted him to unknown direction away from the interrogation rooms, and started to beat him until collapsed."
A lawyer for the prisoner has filed legal proceedings against Israeli interrogators and police officers.
Al-Hreimi was detained 35 days ago from his home in Bethlehem. Israeli forces accuse him of throwing stones and fire bombs at Israeli soldiers near al-Khader south of Bethlehem.