AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) beat up a Palestinian child in Al-Khalil district after arresting him for alleged involvement in throwing stones at them then forced him to drink sewage water.
The IOF troops detained the child at the entrance to Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, where they have been imposing a tightened siege for the past week, closing all its entrances using concrete blocs and iron gates.
The 15-year-old child Sabri Awad told Al-Jazeera net that the IOF soldiers detained him at the entrance to the village last Friday and handcuffed him before taking him in an army jeep.
The soldiers beat him for two hours in the jeep and used him as a human shield to ward off stone throwing youths, he said.
Sabri added that the soldiers questioned him about throwing stones at them but he denied and they continued beating him during which time they forced him to drink fetid water, which he believes was sewage water. He said he vomited and the soldiers beat him again.
Sabri said that he was still suffering from the beatings especially in his face and feet, adding that the soldiers then threw him out of the jeep along with a teargas bomb near him before speeding away.