Israeli officer forces Palestinian Muslim to drink wine at gunpoint
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Israeli soldiers arrested a Palestinian in the West Bank on Tuesday evening and forced the Muslim man to drink wine at gunpoint, a local committee spokesman said.
An Israeli military patrol stopped Mohammed Khalil Abu Dayyah, 24, from the village Beit Ummar near Hebron, and forced him into a military tower at the entrance to Beit Ummar, Mohammed Ayyad Awad, spokesman of Beit Ummar's committee against Israel's apartheid wall and settlements, told Ma’an news agency.
Abu Dayyah was asked to give names of young men who participate in clashes against Israeli forces in Beit Ummar, Awad said.
When Abu Dayyah refused to cooperate with the soldiers, they brought in an intelligence officer who took out a list of names of young locals and asked him to identify them.
As Abu Dayyah refused to give any information, the intelligence officer pointed a rifle to the back of his head and ordered him to drink a bottle of wine.
The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam.
According to Awad, after Abu Dayyah was forced to drink the bottle, he was unconscious for an hour. He was awoken by Israeli soldiers who then threw him out of the military installation.
Locals who witnessed Abu Dayyah being taken away by Israeli forces took him home after the incident, confirming that he appeared under the influence and smelling of alcohol.
Israeli forces routinely arrest Palestinians and submit them to humiliation and abuse.