Sadism on Checkpoints: Israeli Soldiers Force a Palestinian to Drink Urine!
GAZA - An Israeli newspaper revealed one more example of the sadistic treatment, Israeli soldiers extend to the
Palestinian civilians, crossing the different checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories, after reporting a
story about a Palestinian worker who was forced to drink the soldiers' own urine.
The Israeli daily Ma'ariv newspaper reported the story of a Palestinian worker, Sameeh, who was forced by the Israeli
soldiers, manning the Abu Dees checkpoint to choose between having his hands and legs broken or drinking the soldiers'
Sameeh, 24 , who works as a painter, arrived last Saturday along with 20 other civilians to the Abu Dees checkpoint,
where they were all arrested by the soldiers, manning the checkpoint, and then taken to an Israeli military post dubbed
as the 'Hotel'.
The Palestinian civilian told Ma'ariv about the cruel abuse they received by the soldiers, who drew a lot on the
civilians' ID cards, choosing two cards, including his, and then released the others.
Sameeh and the other civilian were detained by the soldiers and were forced – in what Israeli soldiers call
'entertainment' – to choose one from three paper notes inside a box. The paper notes carry different punishment ways for
the civilians, including breaking hands, legs and drinking from bottles filled with the soldiers' urine.
He told the newspaper that when he refused to take part in this 'entertainment', the soldiers attacked him and sprayed
his face with one of the urine bottles. "After that I couldn't bear any longer, so I pushed the soldier away, then all
six of them jumped me and pointed their M- 16 assault rifles at me, ordering me to drink the urine or be shot dead."
Sameeh added that he was forced to drink the urine until he fell unconscious. He was found by other civilians near the
checkpoint, and was transferred to the Abu Dees clinic, where his stomach was emptied of the urine, and he was then
moved to Beit Jala Hospital, where he remained there until Monday.
His medical records pointed out that he arrived at the clinic in a hysterical situation, due to the cruelty of the
torture he went through. "I remember that at a time while I was being forced to drink the urine, I told the soldier to
shoot me because I didn't care anymore."
He pointed out that he didn't know what other kinds of torture the other worker went through, saying he fears the
soldiers' revenge if he filed a complaint against them for their abuse.
Israeli soldiers, manning the sporadic checkpoints throughout the occupied Palestinian territories often force
Palestinians to go through such 'entertainment', as a civilian in Hebron suffered multiple fractures in his limbs when
he was forced to go through the same choices Sameeh had to choose from.