December 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
HEBRON, Palestine – Seventeen year-old Fawzi Juneidi recounted the abuse he suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers during his twenty-day-arrest at an interview in Hebron on Thursday. Juneidi was released from detention on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old’s arrest became iconic after photos of him being detained by 23 Israeli soldiers went viral.
Juneidi was arrested in the West Bank city of Hebron while protesting against US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and has been charged with ‘throwing stones’ at Israeli security forces. He was brought to the Etzion settlement army camp in northern Hebron.
During his arrest, Juneidi described the alleged abuse he suffered at the hands of the soldiers, including being hit by a weapon and repeatedly beaten in a room of one metre width.
Juneidi said: “They arrested me and took me to the container checkpoint. When we arrived at the checkpoint, they took me to a room with detainees. They threw me on the ground, and then they beat us for about 5 minutes.”