Ministry lawyer: Teen was hospitalized after 'brutal arrest'
Published Tuesday 17/07/2012 (updated) 18/07/2012 16:52
Mahmoud al-Badan, 17, from Tuqu village, was detained by Israeli
forces overnight Saturday. (MaanImages/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A lawyer for the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Prisoners Affairs said Tuesday that a teen from a Bethlehem village was seriously injured two days ago when Israeli soldier beat him during an arrest raid.
The family of Mahmoud al-Badan, 17, from Tuqu village told Ma'an earlier that soldiers brutally beat him before blindfolding and handcuffing him, and taking him into custody overnight Saturday.
Lawyer Hussein al-Sheikh said after speaking with al-Badan that he was beaten with sharp objects and had to be taken to a nearby health center.
His condition was so serious he was transferred to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, where doctors found he was suffering from a broken jaw and bruising to the head.
Forces then brought al-Badan back into custody, Al-Sheikh said.
The lawyer said that he has consulted Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, and the ministry of prisoners about the incident.