Israel is a signatory to the Convention Against Torture and yet it continues to torture Palestinians – like Mohammed El-Halabi – with impunity. El-Halabi is the director of the Gaza branch of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid organization. He was nevertheless subjected to 52 days of interrogation and torture…
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In two decades, Palestinian prisoners have lodged 1,300 complaints of torture – yet not one Shin Bet interrogator has been indicted. This human rights advocate calls for interrogations to be video taped.
Israeli journalist Amira Hass calls out Israel’s unjust treatment of a young Palestinian man with an otherwise promising future – false accusations and “secret evidence” keep Laith Abu Zeyad from a position with Amnesty International in London, and also from seeing his mother on her deathbed.
Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, interrogated a field researcher for rights group B’Tselem who they said was always around during Palestinian activity, and has been “making trouble and threatening the army.”
His troublemaking includes reporting on an unarmed Palestinian who was shot in the neck and paralyzed.
It is time for both Israeli society and the international community to speak up against Israel’s continued use of torture against Palestinians and others, along with the impunity given to perpetrators of this heinous crime… This has been documented since at least the 1970s
Amer Snobar’s friend, who was at the scene, says he was beaten to death by officers wielding clubs. The army denies killing him
A Palestinian father asks for justice for his son, imprisoned by Israel for 3 1/2 years, tortured, but never allowed to testify against the preposterous charges of which he is accused.
From approving brutal interrogation techniques to writing false medical reports, doctors in Israel have taken an active role in the torture of Palestinian prisoners…
Israeli security agency Shin Bet admitted to the use of torture on Palestinian prisoner Fares Tbeish, but claimed the actions were necessary; Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the “enhanced interrogation” methods were acceptable. This is the second such ruling in the last 12 months. A number of human rights groups have documented “routine use of torture” by Israeli forces, although the practice is against international law.