Palestinian minister files coronavirus complaint, after Israeli police forced him to wear blood-stained mask | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Palestinian minister files coronavirus complaint, after Israeli police forced him to wear blood-stained mask

A Palestinian minister in occupied East Jerusalem has filed a legal complaint against Israeli police officers who he said beat him, robbed him, assaulted his wife and son, and forced him to wear a blood-stained mask, during a raid on his home last week.

Fadi al-Hidmi, Palestine's minister for Jerusalem affairs, was arrested last Friday by Israeli police, accused of conducting "illegal activities".

Local media reported that the officers smashed down a door to his home and confiscated 10,000 shekels (around $2,750) that had been earmarked for charity during a police raid last week.

On Monday, he filed a complaint against the Israeli police officers who arrested him during the storming of his home, according to Haarez.

In a complaint filed by attorneys Mohand Jabara and Ahmed Safiya to Israel's justice ministry's department, is alleged that the officers "brutally" conducted their search during the raid on his home, "along with shouts and curses, in a clear attempt to insult" Al-Hidmi.

They "decided to break into the residential building where his apartment is located, unnecessarily blasting the front door of the building without even bothering to knock on the door", the attorneys said.

The officers attacked his family by bringing dogs into his five-year-old son's room while he was sleeping. They then conducted a search of the infant's room without his parents being present, the lawyers said.

The lawyers added that the all-male police force "forcefully and unlawfully seized Al-Hidmi's wife for no reason, while cursing and shoving her brutally and without cause".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please understand; that for all Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territory, this kind of behaviour, on the part of Israeli authorities... is absolutely normal.

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