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Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian man at checkpoint 'for no reason'

April 25, 2017 4:19 P.M. (Updated: April 25, 2017 4:19 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers assaulted a young Palestinian man at an Israeli military checkpoint south of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, his father told Ma'an on Tuesday.

Fawzi al-Saadi told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers stopped his son Ibrahim's car at a military checkpoint near the village of Misliya and started to beat him violently "for no reason," causing multiple bruises and contusions. He added that the soldiers damaged the car and ripped upholstery on the seats.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into the case.

Unjustified violence and harassment of Palestinians carried out by Israeli forces, particularly at the hundreds of military checkpoints scattered across the occupied Palestinian territory, are such a regular occurrence that most instances go unreported and have become "the norm," according to Israeli NGO B'Tselem.

According to the group, Palestinians typically refrain from filing complains for fear the that doing so would only bring further harm on themselves, and due to lack of trust in a system and a culture of impunity for Israeli forces that commit violent acts against Palestinians.

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