Israeli soldiers detain young Palestinian in disputed circumstances

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli soldiers detained a young Palestinian man near the Gush Etzion intersection south of Bethlehem on Sunday afternoon, sources said.Israeli media said a Palestinian had been detained by Israeli forces at the junction on Sunday, although they gave contradictory reports on the circumstances in which he was apprehended.Israeli online news site Ynet reported that a Palestinian tried to escape from Israeli forces but was detained, and later confessed to having intended to carry out a stabbing attack.However, a witness who requested anonymity told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers stopped a Palestinian vehicle at the junction and forced a young man to step out of the car at gunpoint.“They then took him at gunpoint to an open area, where he was forced to take off his clothes and lie on the ground before they violently beat him,” the witness said.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into the reports.Since a wave of unrest began in occupied East Jerusalem in October and spread across the West Bank and Israel, more than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or settlers, and over 20 Israelis have died in attacks, most of which were stabbings.On Sunday, a suspected Palestinian stabbed and lightly injured a 17-year-old Israeli near occupied East Jerusalem’s Damascus gate. The attacker fled the scene, with Israeli forces detaining at least two Palestinian youth after the incident.On Monday, a 16-year-old Palestinian turned himself into Israeli authorities in connection with the attack, Israeli media reported.

(Source / 31.01.2016)

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