3An Israeli military doctor examined
-al-Din and took an x-ray of his leg. Despiteobvious bruises and cuts to his body, the doctor stated there was nothing wrong with him.
The policemen returned „Ala‟
Din to the Ma‟ale Adumin police station. His blindfold
was removed and he was told that it was 08:30 in the morning. He slept in a cell for twohours.
-al-Din was then transferred to the al-Ma
scobiya (the „Russian Compound‟)
Interrogation and Detention Centre in West Jerusalem by soldiers of the
. They also a
-al-Din, punching and kicking him repeatedly. At the
Russian Compound, Israeli police interrogated „Ala‟
-al-Din about the incident at theContainer checkpoint. They asked him why he had attempted to strike the border police,and about his participation in village demonstrations against the Wall.
-al-Din was detained for three days at the Russian Compound. He was then taken toal-Ramla prison, and held for four more days. On 22 March he had a hearing at the courtat
. He was denied the opportunity to contact a lawyer, but by chance, Naseral-
Nubani, a lawyer for the Prisoners‟ Club, was present in court and able to represent
him. The judge ordered that bail be set at 1000 shekels, having found no evidence tosupport any of the
allegations that the police made against „Ala‟
-al-Din with respect tostone throwing or attempting to strike the policemen at the checkpoint.
-al-Din was taken back to al-Ramla Prison. At 19.00 that evening, after his familyhad paid bail, he was taken by four Israeli soldiers in a civilian car to the Beit Sira
checkpoint, near Ramallah. Soldiers threw „Ala‟
-al-Din to the ground, and before
removing his cuffs, gave him a final beating. „Ala‟
Din‟s personal belongings,
including his ID card, driver
‟s licence, university textbooks, health insurance card, bank
cards, and cash were never returned to him.As a result of the assaults in custody,
-al-Din had sustained bruises andcontusions all over his body. He still hasdifficulty concentrating as a result of therepeated blows to his head.
-al-Din'scase is a reminder of the brutality of theIsraeli occupation. As an unarmed student,who dared request that an Israeli officialnot insult a female student, he was detainedfor several days, severely beaten, andaccused of being a security threat.