Do you stay with them in the house till morning?No, take them to the post.
What happens then?What happens, of course, is that he arrives at the post handcuffed and blindfolded by a piece of cloth so that he won't see anything, and there's a soldier who guards him during the night. It's a very problematic thing, because, most of these guys, you can't say there's specific information about them. Usually, there's no specific information about them. If anyone turns out to be wanted after the initial check, the whole business becomes faster. They come fetch and hustle them away. It is those who have nothing problematic about them who get forgotten. They may remain at the post for a few hours, handcuffed and blindfolded with a flannel [gun-cleaning] rag.
Outside?Usually outside. Sometimes they would wait outside until some commander or other says, "Okay, it's cold outside. Let's clear some space for him." The soldier responsible for him sees that he gets food as needed, water as needed; whoever has to pee is led away. In winter they see to it that they get a blanket, it's still cold because they sit on the ground, but at least it is something basic. I personally used to make sure every hour, half an hour or so, ask them if the handcuffs are too tight. If they are, you simply cut them off, put new ones more loosely, and that's that. This is according to the regulations. I don't remember cases of beating, not at my post. At least nothing that I'm familiar with. There were cases where soldiers posed for photos with them, which was also forbidden but did happen to a certain extent and to a certain extent was ignored, again it depends on who the commanders were, who saw it and how they did it, but to a certain extent it is something that is generally ignored. Verbal abuse; I also don't remember anything really out of the ordinary. The whole situation is such that nobody wants to wait 5 hours in the freezing cold handcuffed and blindfolded by a flannel rag. When, in actuality, it is clear that the next morning they'll reach Erez and two hours later, at the most, they'll reach home. That's part of the operational necessity over there; that you simply must understand that somebody could have been there and somebody could have helped there and we're not talking about some whim of some hot-headed company commander. That's why it is something calculated, that is written down in the orders, and done according to regulations. Many times the commanders would have been happy to leave them at home, because it was not something serious, without all this bother of taking them to the post and taking responsibility, but the regulations say that you do have to go through all this process. It is a long process and, despite the fact that you see to it that they get food and drink and all the basic needs and ask how they're doing and a doctor comes and sees them, despite all that, it is something that, obviously, none of us would want to go through.