[Jerusalem – Saturday, February 01, 2014] Lawyer of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Tareq Barghouth, visited two Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli military fire before army dogs mauled them, in addition to being dragged by the soldiers, on the ground, for more than 300 meters.The two Palestinians, Adam Abdul-Ra’ouf Jamous, 17, and Jawhar Nasser Ed-Deen Halabiyya, 17, are from Abu Dis town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
They were visiting with a friend in the town, on Thursday, January 30, before the army invaded it, firing rounds of live ammunition. They suffered multiple injuries by live ammunition to various parts of their bodies.
Barghouth said that members of the Israeli Border Guards police force unleashed their dogs on the two young Palestinian men, and that the dogs mauled them before the soldiers dragged the two across the ground for more than 300 meters.
The soldiers then assaulted them, beating them with batons and rifle butts, in addition to kicking and punching them, causing several fractures. The soldiers then moved the two to the Hadassah Ein Karem Israeli hospital.
Barghouth further stated that he visited the two Palestinians, who suffered several fractures and numerous bruises to various parts of their bodies, and that three soldiers were posted at the door of the hospital room where the two were held
The soldiers even prevented the families of the two injured Palestinians from visiting with them, and stated he intends to file an official complaint against the army for the violent assault against them.
“What happened is immoral, a very serious violation and escalation; it is close to an execution attempt against them”, he said, “The soldiers practiced immoral, criminal acts and violations against the two, and allowed their dogs to maul them this way”.
The two young Palestinians will remain detained, under interrogation while in their hospital beds, and will be sent to court on February 4, 2014, although the army has not pressed any charges yet”.