Elderly Palestinian Assaulted near Ramallah

17 Sep
5:26 AM

Israeli soldiers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian at an army checkpoint to northwest of Ramallah, according to witnesses.

They said that soldiers, stationed at a checkpoint outside the village of Deir Nitham, stopped a car driven by Saleh Tamimi, 52, and forced him out of his car before they started beating him for no apparent reason.

Tamimi became unconscious and was quickly transported, by village residents, to hospital in Ramallah, WAFA further reports.

The Israeli army has, for several days, closed two access roads to Deir Nitham, and has established a permanent checkpoint on the third access road, where residents say they are regularly harassed by the soldiers manning the checkpoint.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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