Shadi Khoury, age 15, is part of a beloved and influential Christian family in Jerusalem. That did not stop Israeli police from arresting him on false charges and beating him bloody last October. Here is an update on his case.
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Israeli police burst into his home, broke his nose and a tooth, then dragged him by force, bound and blindfolded, to their van. After 41 days of beatings in an Israeli prison, 16-year-old Shadi Khoury is finally released to house arrest
His family had to break their usual tradition of visiting his grandmother on Christmas in Bethlehem and attending Christmas mass because of Shadi’s house arrest…
His mother is concerned that his adolescence has been lost forever…
Everyone was asleep. Israeli police pounded on the door, entered violently, beat a child who refused to undress in front of them. They took him, blindfolded and barefoot, to be interrogated for days or longer… For Palestinians, this is par for the course – even for prominent Christian families and students at the Quakers Friends School.
Samia Khoury writes that in the early hours of the morning Israeli forces stormed her family home and began beating her grandson, a student at the Quakers Friends School, until he was bleeding all over the room, then dragged him away barefoot and blindfolded….