Saturday, August 16, 2008

Soldier Beats Palestinian at Hebron Checkpoint

Wisam and Ayman Karaki, Aug. 14
(CPT Hebron release)

An Israeli soldier beat a Palestinian man Thursday night near the Yatta Road checkpoint in Hebron sending him to the hospital with a gash in his forehead, eyewitnesses said.

At around 7 p.m. an Israeli soldier grabbed a Palestinian man who was standing on the sidewalk beyond the checkpoint, said the man’s uncle, who witnessed the attack. The man’s brother Ayman Karaki, 25, asked the soldier what he was doing, and the soldier pushed him. A third brother, Wisam, 23, approached, and the soldier hit him in the forehead with the front of his gun.

When CPT arrived at about 7:45 p.m., Wisam had just returned from the hospital with stitches in his forehead. Ayman, who recently lost most of his fingers in a work accident, complained of pain in his hands from where the soldier had grabbed him.

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