Assaulting a special needs old woman in Al-Tur
January 3, 2015

The 65-year old Muna Khalil Abulhawa “Um Khaled” was injured with bruises in her back after she was assaulted by Special Forces personnel in Al-Tur east of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Abulhawa family explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that Special Forces personnel blocked the way of Um Khaled while she was going to the grocery store near her house in Al-Tur and prevented her from walking. The forces then pushed her to the ground and assaulted her with the butts of their guns; note that she has problem with her vision and she is mute. The family added that Um Khaled lost consciousness and was transferred to Al-Maqased hospital as she was injured with bruises in her back due to the assault; the family explained that there were no clashes to mention in the area at the time Um Khaled was assaulted. The family filed a claim to Salah Eddin Street police center regarding the assault and is also looking to file another claim against the Special Forces at the “Mahash.”