An investigation by Military Court Watch indicates that the number of Palestinian child prisoners currently held by Israel in solitary confinement has surged to between 100 to 200 each year. Many of the youths are beaten and at least one was sexually assaulted. The impact has included attempted suicide and head banging against metal cell doors while begging to be released… the detailed report includes 45 testimonies…
Palestinian woman on hunger strike against Israeli imprisonment & abuse
Heba Al-Labadi, a female Palestinian prisoner incarcerated by Israel without trial or charge, has been on a 3-week-long hunger strike in protest of allegations of torture.
My grandfather Nelson Mandela fought apartheid. I see the parallels with Israel
While my country has long been free from racist minority rule, the world is not yet free of the crime of apartheid. I see the eerie similarities between Israel’s racial laws and policies towards Palestinians, and the architecture of apartheid in South Africa. We South Africans know apartheid when we see it. In fact, many recognise that, in some respects, Israel’s regime of oppression is even worse.
Israeli soldiers take ‘selfie’ with Injured Palestinian prisoners
After handcuffing and beating two brothers, one a teenager, Israeli soldiers took a “selfie” with the injured prisoners, a common practice. Israeli forces conducted 196 search and arrest operations across the West Bank, including nine children, between October 10 and October 23…
Israel’s “Unlawful Combatants Law” violates Gazans’ rights
(Jerusalem, March 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch) – Israel has been detaining Palestinian residents of Gaza under an obscure law that strips away meaningful judicial review and due process rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch said today. Israel has detained 18 Palestinian residents of Gaza under the Internment of Unlawful Combatants…
Israel abducted 590 Palestinians in January – 7,000 now in Israeli prisons
Israeli forces “arrested” an estimated 590 Palestinians in January, including 128 Palestinian children, 14 women, a journalist, and a Palestinian parliament member. In total, there are now 7,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons. (These “arrests” are different than what most Americans understand the term to mean. Those doing the “arresting” are not the society’s police force enforcing the population’s laws. The “arrests” are perpetrated by Israeli forces occupying Palestinian land.)