Detention - Jihad H. (17)

10:00 May 28 2014 Ya'bad, Jenin, West Bank

Jihad H., 17, was arrested on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

Around 3:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers stormed Jihad’s home, delivering a summons for him to appear at Salem Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC).

At approximately 10:00 a.m., Jihad responded to the summons with his father, who was instructed to say goodbye. Jihad was strip searched, bound, blindfolded and detained alongside Ala B. (Ref. 16N14060) until 5:00 p.m. without food, water or bathroom access.

Both boys were transported to a military camp near Barta’a checkpoint. They were physically and verbally assaulted multiple times—while detained for two hours, and also inside the jeep en route to Dotan military camp. Around 10:00 p.m., Jihad was transferred to Megiddo Prison. He was strip searched and detained in the juvenile section.

On 29 May, Jihad was taken to Salem Interrogation and Detention Center. He was shackled and instructed to sit on the floor during interrogation. No lawyer or family member was present during questioning and his rights were not explained.

After thirty minutes, Jihad was taken to court where a judge extended his detention, then returned to the same interrogation room for approximately two and a half additional hours. The interrogator accused him of selling bullets, and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. He was confronted with other youths’ statements. “‘Denying it won't do you any good because all the evidence is against you,’ he said to me,” Jihad recalls. Jihad confessed to throwing one stone.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Jihad H.
Age: 17
Incident Date: May 28 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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