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Israeli forces assault, detain Palestinian man hours after being released from PA prison

Feb. 21, 2017 7:03 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 22, 2017 6:12 P.M.)
(File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces assaulted and detained a Palestinian man early Tuesday evening at the Container checkpoint east of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank. 

Rafat al-Titi said that Israeli soldiers deployed at the checkpoint assaulted his brother Shihab al-Din Ahmad al-Titi, 24, by beating him before handcuffing and detaining him.

Al-Titi added that his brother, a resident of the southern West Bank Hebron district, was held in the custody of the Palestinian Authority (PA) security services for four months and was released Tuesday. 

Rafat added that Israeli forces took Shihab al-Din to an unknown location “after giving him bruises across his body.”

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

Palestinian political factions have repeatedly accused the PA of “escalating security collaboration” with Israeli authorities and “adopting a revolving door policy" funneling Palestinians from PA jails into Israeli prisons.

The Israeli army’s central command said that the Palestinian security forces were responsible for approximately 40 percent of all arrests of “suspected terrorists,” Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported last May.

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