Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Israeli soldiers severely beat Palestinian man at checkpoint"
Date: 25 / 10 / 2007 Time: 15:11

Ma'an News Agency
(Ma'an means 'together' in Arabic)

تكبير الخط تصغير الخط
Bethlehem – Ma'an – A twenty-year-old Palestinian man was severely beaten by Israeli soldiers at the Ar-Ram military checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Thursday.

Dr. Muhammad Uda from the Palestinian Medical Relief Services told Ma'an that the soldiers suddenly attacked Ubayda Adawi from Duheisha refugee camp, near Bethlehem.

Adawi's skull and jaw were fractured, with other injuries to the mouth and hands.

Adawi underwent surgery at a Hebron hospital after first being treated in Ramallah and Bethlehem.

Dr. Uda accused Israeli authorities of giving soldiers a "green light" to attack unarmed Palestinians.