A Palestinian child detainee, who was taken prisoner by the Israeli
forces two months ago, said that he was threatened with rape by Israeli
interrogators unless he confesses to what they accuse him with. The
child also said that he was tortured for 25 days and was confined to
solitary in Petah Tikva prison.

In an affidavit singed in front of lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Hanan Al Khateeb, detainee Dhia' Mahdi Al Bostami, 15, from Nablus, said that he was taken prisoner on October 2, and was forced to sign a “confession” written in Hebrew without knowing what it states.

Al Bostami said that the interrogators repeatedly threatened to rape him, and continuously kicked and punched him in his legs, hands and other parts of his body. The interrogators uttered repeated verbal threats to rape and sexually abuse him.

He also suffered breathing difficulties as a result of torture, especially after an interrogator kicked and punched him in his chest.

He added that he was allowed to take a shower 33 days after he was taken prisoner, and then he was moved to the Ha-Sharon prison awaiting for his trial.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society slammed the illegal Israeli practices and violations against the Palestinian detainees, especially the children, and said that these violations contradict with the international conventions, and the principle of Human Rights.