The Israeli army assaulted two Palestinian men in Huwwara early Monday. The army stopped the men on the main road for driving a company vehicle with an Israeli license plate. The two men, one of whom is a resident of Huwwara, were using the vehicle for work.
The four soldiers asked the driver and passenger why they had Israeli plates when they were Palestinian and told the men to take off the license plates. They then proceeded to beat both of them with their hands and with their guns. After beating them, the soldiers took both the front and back license plates from the vehicles and left.
The construction company, which the men worked for, had legally purchased the car in
Israeli license plate
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Palestinian license plates
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The Israeli army does not have authority over the issue of license plates, let alone the right to beat civilians for it. They must call the police to settle the matter. Never were the police called.