Dressed in “sports clothes”, individuals from borders security police raid a car dealership and assault the owners
Hajj Talal Abu Sarah and his sons filed a claim on Sunday to the police investigation unit through their lawyer Mohammad Awad. They asked to investigate the borders security police who raided their car dealership located in the industrial area of Qalandia north of Jerusalem. Around fifty Israeli soldiers who were dressed in civilian clothes (sports clothes) attacked four individuals from Abu Sarah family last Tuesday and wounded and bruised them. Raed Abu Sarah narrated to Wadi Hilweh Information Center what happened saying: “my brother Mansour was on his way to the dealership, and was surprised by a group of settlers who were in their twenties next to the shop, they started cursing and verbally abusing him, which resulted into verbal altercations and then they attacked and hit him; he ran away from them towards the shop.” He added: “I went to go find out what the problem was, and I find the group who were almost 50 individuals telling me that they were police, knowing that they did not have any identification cards to prove that, they raided the shop and attacked and hit both of us, and one of them was wearing a metal piece on his fingers in which he used to hit my father.” He continued: “the group individuals called the police in Atarot, and a car came and arrested my father and my brothers Rami and Mansour, and then arrested the group individuals, noting that while being in the police station and while being investigated they were attacked one more time and were also verbally abused as one of the soldiers claimed that we threw stones and attacked them. Raed said that Rami was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, while our father and him were released around 3 a.m. the next day; Mansour was also released the next day with no conditions. During the incident, Hajj Talal 63, was wounded in his hand as he was hit with a metal, Raed had injuries in his rib cage and Rami was injured in his head and rib cage while Mansour suffered several bruises.