Tagged: Torture

Four Soldiers From Haredi Battalion Indicted for Abusing Palestinian Prisoners
Gili Cohen, Haaretz

Four Soldiers From Haredi Battalion Indicted for Abusing Palestinian Prisoners

Four soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces’ battalion for ultra-Orthodox Jews were indicted Thursday for numerous instances of suspected abuse of Palestinian prisoners. In one incident, soldiers are accused of electrocuting a prisoner and filming the act on a cell phone.

on October 30, 2015
Palestinian Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against PA ‘Torture’
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against PA ‘Torture’

A Palestinian rights group filed a civil lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority in request of one million dollars in compensation for a Palestinian that was allegedly tortured while in the custody of a PA detention center, a press release said Thursday.

on August 14, 2015
Lawyer: Palestinian Children Facing Torture In Israeli Jails
Ma'an News Agency

Lawyer: Palestinian Children Facing Torture In Israeli Jails

Palestinian children are being beaten and tortured in a "heinous" way by Israeli soldiers during interrogation, a Palestinian Authority lawyer has said. Hiba Masalha, a lawyer for the PA committee of prisoners' affairs, said in a statement on Sunday that teenage detainees are being "terrified, threatened and blackmailed" in contravention of international law and conventions advocating children's rights.

on June 1, 2015
Torture of Palestinian detainees by Shin Bet investigators rises sharply
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Torture of Palestinian detainees by Shin Bet investigators rises sharply

Mohammed Hatib, a Hamas activist from Hebron, is a childhood friend of Marwan Kawasme, who masterminded the abduction and subsequent murder of the three teens from Gush Etzion in June 2014. Hatib was arrested shortly after the kidnapping and interrogated by the Shin Bet security service. He denied any knowledge of the affair and said he had no idea where Kawasme had disappeared to. Hatib’s questioning very quickly turned into torture.

on March 6, 2015
NGO accuses Israeli security establishment of spike in alleged torture, abuse
Jerusalem Post

NGO accuses Israeli security establishment of spike in alleged torture, abuse

An NGO on Thursday accused the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), IDF, police and Prisons Service of a spike in alleged torture and abuse of detainees starting in June, during Operation Brothers’ Keeper. The Shin Bet gave an extensive rejection of these claims, as well as of torture that allegedly continued through the Gaza war and elevated tensions in the area through the end of 2014.

on February 19, 2015
Jerusalemite Children Abused in Israeli Prisons, says Prisoners Committee
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Jerusalemite Children Abused in Israeli Prisons, says Prisoners Committee

Israel has maltreated, tortured, and physically abused Palestinian minors arrested in East Jerusalem during the recent months, according to the Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs. Hiba Masalha, an attorney with the Committee, was granted permission to visit Palestinian inmates held in the Russian Compound detention center in Jerusalem, where a plenty of cases of maltreatment and physical abuse against minors during and after interrogation were reported.

on December 16, 2014
Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza
Sabrien Amrov & Alaa Tartir, The New York Times

Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza

Jerusalem is aflame with what the Israeli writer Uri Avnery has called an “intifada of individuals,” as outbreaks of deadly violence have followed what began with Palestinian protests over fears of encroachment by Jewish extremists on the site in the Old City known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

on November 26, 2014
Palestinian driver found hanged inside Israeli bus
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian driver found hanged inside Israeli bus

A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged to death at a terminal northwest of Jerusalem late Sunday. Yousuf Hasan al-Ramouni, 32, from al-Tur in East Jerusalem was a driver with Israeli company Egged. He was found hanged inside his bus at the Har Hotzvim terminal near Jerusalem. Witnesses told Ma'an that other drivers saw al-Ramouni's bus parked in the bus terminal during his working hours.

on November 17, 2014
Odeh’s guilty verdict doesn’t mean her battle for justice is over
Dima Khalidi, The Hill

Odeh’s guilty verdict doesn’t mean her battle for justice is over

Rasmea Odeh’s trial was surreal – and not just because I grew up knowing her and her story and was jarred seeing her in the defendant’s chair. The attorney representing the U.S. government essentially did Israel’s bidding, painting a Palestinian woman who embodies the Palestinian history of dispossession, struggle and resilience as “dangerous and threatening.” And the judge allowed it.

on November 14, 2014
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