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Testimony: Y.J.A.R.


Name:  Y.J.A.R.
Age:  15
Date:  24 September 2021
Location:  Qalqiliya, West Bank
Accusation:  n/a

On 24 September 2021, a 15-year-old minor from Qalqiliya was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 5:00 p.m. during clashes at a military checkpoint. He reports ill treatment. He reports not being questioned. He reports being released without charge 4 hours after he was detained.  

There were clashes with Israeli soldiers near the checkpoint and I went to have a look. It was around 5:00 p.m. 
Suddenly I was grabbed by a group of about 15 soldiers. They slapped and kicked me and then tied my hands behind my back with one plastic tie which was tight and painful. I complained about the pain and one soldier felt sorry for me and tied my hands to the front with a tie which was not painful.
Then I was taken to the back of a jeep where I sat on a seat. The jeep took me to a clinic but I was not checked. Then I was taken to the coordination office with the Palestinian Authority and handed me over to the Palestinian police who asked me some questions.
Then my father came to the police station and took me home. I arrived home at around 9:30 p.m.  
This testimony was produced with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Military Court Watch.