Posted by: Lister | January 31, 2009

Israel’s treatment of Prisoners

The JPost reports on the claims of 7 Israeli Human rights groups:

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Public Committee against Torture in Israel, Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Physicians for Human Rights, B’Tselem, Yesh Din, and Hamoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual all signed the complaint, in which they protested what they described as “cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions” in which Gazan prisoners were held in the first few days of their detentions.

The groups said they had testimony indicating that detainees – both minors and adults – were held in hastily-dug pits for hours and days “exposed to the extreme cold, handcuffed and blindfolded” and “without basic sanitary conditions.”

Detainees complained that they had suffered from hunger and that “some were held near tanks and in clear combat areas, constituting a clear violation of the international humanitarian laws against holding prisoners and detainees in areas exposed to danger.”



  1. Gisha also claims that Israeli is obstructing reconstruction/repair of electrical, water and sewage systems in Gaza.

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