Assaulting the child Mohammad Jamal Gheith and injuring him with wounds in his head
January 19, 2015

The Israeli Special Forces assaulted on Monday the 16-year old Mohammad Jamal Gheith and severely beat him on his head and face while he was in front of his house in the Middle Neighborhood in Silwan. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed by Mohammad’s family that the Special Forces stopped Gheith and checked his ID and then assaulted him with batons and the butts of their guns and then arrested him. The family added that the occupation forces took the child to Salah Eddin Street police center and then transferred him to Hadassah hospital “Esawyeh” due to the injuries he suffered and bleeding. One of Gheith’s friends explained that they were in the Middle Neighborhood when three Special Forces personnel came and yelled “Mohammad Gheith”. They surrounded him in a corner to search him after undressing him. Mohammad’s friend added: “the soldier then allowed Mohammad to put on his clothes and suddenly assaulted him with batons and the butts of their guns.” The injured child explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the soldiers assaulted him for no reason when he was detained in the street and while he was take to the settlers’ building “Bet Yonatan” in the Middle Neighborhood; Gheith said he’s suffering severe pain in his head and limbs. Gheith’s father explained that the police released his son from the hospital and handed his father a call for interrogating his son on Tuesday in Salah Eddin Street police station; they threatened to arrest him if he doesn’t show up. He pointed out that the police accused his son of assaulting 7 soldiers while stopping him in Silwan. The father confirmed that he will file a claim to the “Mahash” against the Israeli forces personnel who assaulted his son for no reason. He said: “There are cameras in the neighborhood which falsify the Israeli story and confirm that Mohammad was brutally assaulted.”


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