Mohammad Amarneh, a 17 year-old student, was arbitrarily imprisoned
on 2 March 2016. In the middle of night, soldiers stormed Amarneh’s family house in Yabad, Jenin gov., ransacked
it, and kidnapped Mohammad. He was taken to a military jail where he was interrogated, and later
sentenced to a so-called “administrative detention” by the military commander. Mohammad
was accused of posting material on Facebook “that includes incitement against the occupation
security forces” – an accusation he denies.
The Israeli military have singled out Yabad for harassment operations, repeatedly invading the
town, storming houses, brutalizing youngsters, and otherwise menacing and
kidnapping residents. Mohammad Amarneh’s arbitrary imprisonment is a means to demoralize his
family, instill fear in Yabad’s residents, and to subjugate the town.
Number of days arbitrarily imprisoned:
Percentage of Mohammad Amarneh’s life arbitrarily imprisoned: 1.0%