Horror in West Bank: Palestinian teenager hanged after being tortured by family members; relatives confess to crime, say boy was executed over suspicions that he collaborated with Israel
|Published:||06.11.09, 16:27 / Israel News|
| No mercy in Palestinian Authority: A 15-year-old boy from a village near the West Bank town of Qalqiliya was tortured and executed by family members who suspected him of collaborating with Israel. |
A spokesman for Palestinian security forces in the West Bank, Adnan al-Damairi, said the boy was found dead at a family storeroom.
At first, Palestinian officials believed the boy was murdered as result of a criminally motivated domestic dispute, yet a probe conducted by Palestinian police forces revealed the horrifying truth.
Officials said the victim, Raed Sualha, was tortured before he was hanged by his relatives, who suspected that he collaborated with Israeli security forces.
The detained relatives confessed to murdering the boy over their collaboration suspicions. Al-Damairi expressed his puzzlement over the crime, noting that the boy was a minor. He said the suspects will be brought to justice and are expected to be received appropriate punishment, while the probe into the execution continues