Israeli investigators assault minor in bid to elicit confession

10:00 Jun 19 2011 Etzion interrogation center

RAMALLAH (PIC) 19 June-- Israeli investigators in Etzion interrogation center severely assaulted a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from Hussam near Bethlehem in order to elicit a confession, the Palestinian Prisoner Society has reported.

The boy, Osama Mahmoud Shousha, was beaten for forty minutes and then transferred to an investigation room where he was charged with throwing stones, PPS’s lawyer said.

In an attempt to elicit a confession, the investigator threw Shousha on the ground while he was bound and blindfolded and placed his foot on his neck and then turned him upside down. He was also beaten on the head several times causing him to lose consciousness on separate occasions.
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