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Israel tortures 3 Palestinians prior to their arrest

23-year-old Palestinian, Akram Al-Atrash, was tortured by Israeli forces before his detention [Palinfo/Twitter]

Three Palestinians have been subjected to violent beatings by Israeli occupation forces prior to their detention.

According to the Commission of Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, the Israeli military attacked 23-year-old Akram Al-Atrash, from the Duheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, after they stormed his relatives’ home at night.

Israeli soldiers slammed Al-Atrash’s head against a wall and the kitchen sink leaving him bleeding. He has endured excoriating pain in his shoulder as a result of the beating. He has since been held in the Ofer detention centre.

Some six months ago, Al-Atrash was hit by an Israeli bullet causing him severe pains in his chest, left lung, stomach and shoulder.

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The detainee underwent medical check-ups at the Israeli Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital but has not received proper medical treatment.

Occupation forces also attacked Ahmed Al-Amour, from the town of Tekou’, after they broke into his family home overnight. He was later taken to the Etzion detention centre where he as verbally and physically assaulted by Israeli soldiers while being handcuffed and blindfolded in an attempt to force him to confess to his alleged crimes.

Thirty-three-year-old Mohamed Jarrar, from Jenin, was beaten for over 18 hours while being interrogated at Al-Jalama detention centre before he was transferred to the Meggido prison.

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