In Hebron, arguably the most systemically discriminatory city in the region, Israeli forces have taken to the humiliating practice of strip-searching Palestinians.
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Addameer Prisoner Support reports that over 1,300 Palestinians were arrested in the first two months of 2018; 274 of these were children, bringing the total number of Palestinians in Israeli jails to 6,500; 350 of these were children. Among the most pressing issues in the Israeli prison system are torture and strip searches.
Israel has long strip-searched women and children, a policy that U.S. media often cover up, from AP to Democracy Now. Most recently a Palestinian-Finnish reporter refused to submit. Photo is from a previous incident in the Prime Minister’s office. See more info and video…
Three young Arab women, students from northern Israel, are suing El Al and Arkia Israeli Airlines over treatment during an airport security check. They say they were forced to undress and underwent humiliating, intrusive body searches. One fainted during the process.