Ad-Dameer, the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, issued a press release denouncing the Palestinian Security Forces for arresting and attacking a Palestinian youth on Sunday, for participating in a non-violent protest denouncing the Palestinian-Israeli talks in Amman.The protest was held in the central West Bank city of Ramallah; the security forces dispersed the nonviolent protesters, and chased some of them. Said Al-Edreesy, 22, was grabbed by a number of security personnel, and was repeatedly beaten by one of them before being thrown into a security vehicle that took him to a security base in the city.
Whilst in transit, several members of the security forces repeatedly beat and punched him; the youth was held for two hours before being released.
Ad-Dameer reported that what the security personnel did violated basic Palestinian law, adding that the right to peaceful gathering and the freedom of speech and expression are guaranteed by the law.
They added that this violation targets the dignity of the residents and their personal freedom.
Ad-Dameer further called for holding an official investigation into the attack, and for holding the assailants accountable for their actions.
The attack took place as a youth movement, Palestinians for Dignity, held a protest in front of the Palestinian Security Headquarter in Ramallah.
The protesters wanted to express their opinion that rejects the Jordanian sponsored talks between chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, and Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho.