Shot At, Bound, Beaten, Deprived of Food: Two Palestinian Boys' Ordeal at the Hands of Israeli Troops

Mohammed and Mustafa Amira were in the Israeli army's custody for 29 hours. Their parents weren't informed of their whereabouts. Their crime? Playing a game they saw on Youtube

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Mohammed Amira. To everyone’s surprise, the 15-year-old insisted on his right to have a lawyer present during his interrogation.
Mohammed Amira. To everyone’s surprise, the 15-year-old insisted on his right to have a lawyer present during his interrogation.Credit: Alex Levac

Only twice during that bitter and seemingly endless day did he burst into tears. Once when he saw his 13-year-old cousin Mustafa lying on the ground, his face bleeding from the soldiers’ blows, and a second time when the soldiers blindfolded them and ordered them both to go down on their knees. He was petrified that they were about to be executed. The rest of the time he remained silent, keeping his anxiety and distress to himself.

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