Detainee 6

I.B., 16 years old.

I.B.'s cousin was shot dead at an Israeli checkpoint in Nablus at the age of 15. The soldiers suspected he was wearing an explosives belt because of a wire connected to his ear. It later transpired that it was a mobile phone earpiece. In order to commemorate his cousin I.B. decided to print posters of his cousin and stick them on the walls of his neighbourhood. This was considered a crime by the IDF. I.B. spent 4 days in prison and 18 days in a solitary confinement cell. He was not able to finish his studies after that incident.