Friday, Sept. 04
Latest News
  1. Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws
  2. Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
  3. Morocco votes in test for Islamist government
  4. UAE says 22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen
  5. Bob Geldof offers to house four Syrian families
  6. IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra
  7. Drowned Syrian boy Aylan buried as Europe wrangles over refugees
  8. EU under pressure to agree refugee quotas as ministers meet
  9. Israeli army: 5 tourists attacked by local residents in Hebron
  10. Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32
  11. Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support
  12. Security sources: 4 Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
  13. Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem
  14. WHO: Liberia declared free of Ebola - again
  15. Official: over 230,000 refugees arrive in Greece this year
  16. Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm
  17. Double suicide attack kills 30 in North Cameroon
  18. Italy PM says Europe 'cannot just get emotional' about migrants
  19. Court: Two British reporters held in Turkey to be released
  20. Chung claims 'fraud' in FIFA presidential poll

Medics: Palestinian beaten by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint

May 29, 2011 11:09 A.M. (Updated: May 30, 2011 8:36 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers brutally attacked a Palestinian man at an army checkpoint near Hebron on Saturday evening, medics said.

Israeli soldiers stopped Mahmoud Al-Battat, 19, at around 7 p.m. at a checkpoint near Ad-Dhahiriya in the southern West Bank as he returned from work in Israel, medical officials told Ma'an.

Soldiers beat him until he fainted, director of operations at the Palestinian Red Crescent Nasser Al-Qabaja said.

Al-Battat recovered consciousness at around 11 p.m. and phoned his family.

After receiving the call, relatives said they searched for two hours before they found him, and took him to a medical center in Ad-Dhahiriya.

From the medical center, doctors said he should be transferred to hospital, and he was taken by ambulance to a public hospital in Hebron, where medics said he had bruises across his body.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the army was "not familiar" with the incident.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015