The Wadi Hilweh Information Centre reported that Abd Al-Hai Al-Zir’s home was raided by Israeli forces during a raid in the Al-Abasiya area of Silwan. According to the centre, Israeli forces demanded that Al-Zir open a door between his home and his neighbour’s.
When Al-Zir refused, an Israeli officer allegedly threatened to break his arm if he did not open the door. The centre said that Israeli forces then “violently beat” Al-Zir and his 15-year-old son Ahmad.
When Al-Zir attempted to stop the police from beating his son, they broke his right arm.
Despite the fact that the soldiers heard the sound of the bones in my arm breaking, they continued to beat me
Al-Zir told the centre.
Video footage shared on social media appears to show the moment Al-Zir was arrested and assaulted outside his home.
Israeli police detained Al-Zir and his son and took them to a police station for interrogation, and denied Al-Zir immediate medical care for his injuries, the centre said.
While Al-Zir was released by the Israeli police last night, his son remained in detention, the organisations said.