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Israeli soldiers 'assault, injure' 3 Palestinians in West Bank
Published Saturday 31/05/2014 (updated) 01/06/2014 10:58
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HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured after being beaten by Israeli forces in the West Bank late Friday and early Saturday, witnesses said.

Israeli forces in the Old City of Hebron late Friday detained two Palestinians after badly beating them in the street, a witness told Ma'an.

Imad Abu Shamsiyeh, a volunteer for the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, said that Israeli forces beat 22-year-old Muhammad al-Jamal and 20-year-old Diab al-Kurdi before taking them into custody.

A Palestinian ambulance arrived at the scene to take the two men to the hospital, but soldiers would not allow medics to take them, Abu Shamsiyeh said.

He said one of the men, who passed out after being beaten, was taken away in an Israeli military ambulance.

Soldiers tried to prevent Abu Shamsiyeh and other activists from documenting the attack, he added.



Meanwhile, in the village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah, Israeli soldiers raided a Palestinian home and beat a man and his wife, injuring the man.

Osama Abu Alia told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers overnight ransacked his home and accused him of "shooting an Israeli vehicle" the day before.

The soldiers pushed 45-year-old Abu Alia off the stairs, causing him to break his hand, he said.

He later filed a complaint at an Israeli police station.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.

The army said on Friday afternoon that a car belonging to an Israeli settler was hit by "small arms fire" while traveling in the central West Bank.

B'Tselem says that "according to many testimonies given to B'Tselem and other human rights organizations, (Israeli) security forces use violence, at times gross violence, against Palestinians unnecessarily and without justification."

"The acts described in testimonies given to B'Tselem and to other human rights organizations deviate greatly from what the law allows, and they constitute flagrant violations of human rights."
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1 ) Fair & Balanced / USA
31/05/2014 16:04
-1- Israeli SOLDIERS have a job to do (KEEP THE PEACE), just like many soldiers of other states in the regions, and JUST LIKE all POLICE FORCES in every state of the world, AND -2- When civilians or militants interfere with police or soldiers doing their job, force is accepted, and resistance only leads to -3- More violence and MAAN NEWS EXAGGERATES, & WITHOUT CONTEXT, of what those arrested did to have soldiers sent, and then how they resisted to make soldiers violent !!!

2 ) JJ / NL
31/05/2014 17:38
#1 - These soldiers are under orders to defend the occupation and to keep the peace away. They do an excellent job, sure.

3 ) John from America / USA
31/05/2014 17:59
Good report. Another in keeping with what I saw on the West Bank. I read Maan News now because it is fair and balanced, unlike the perverse news (or silence) here in the U.S. The key is to GO TO PALESTINE and see for one's self, though. I urge my fellow Americans to do what I have done--go roam the Wst Bank and see for yourself what is happening.

4 ) Maureen / Australia
31/05/2014 18:29
#1 Your logic - Israeli soldiers, "KEEP THE PEACE," just as the Nazis did. Right?

5 ) Rami / Palestine
01/06/2014 08:30
#1 Dear "Fair & Balanced" you are nothing of the sort. If you really are from USA you know that the Israeli Army and Police are not like "all police forces in every state of the world." You live in America, so you obviously know the difference. In the United States, when the police want to search someone's house, they obtain a warrant in order to do so and they certainly don't come barging into someone's house like a bull in a china shop beating people and destroying everything in their paths.

6 ) John / USA
01/06/2014 08:52
If Palestinians renounced violence and were really interested in peace rather than inciting trouble, peace could have occurred a long time ago. Unfortunately there isn't much difference between the terrorists on the West Bank and those in Hamas. This is why peace is so difficult.

7 ) Observer / Palestine
02/06/2014 09:18
We don't need Israeli soldiers in Hebron. Would the US tolerate " peacekeepers" from an enemy state on its soil, never mind controlling one of its major cities?
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