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Israel holds thousands of Palestinian prisoners in solitary confinement despite health risks

The Israel Prison Service holds thousands of Palestinian prisoners in isolation, including minors, for months and even years, according to figures obtained following a freedom of information request filed by Physicians for Human Rights. – Israel’s action is likely a breach of the Convention against Torture.

Palestinian children held in solitary confinement by Israel surges

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…

A chronicle of Israeli actions against Palestinians in 2021

Israel has outdone itself in 2021 – destroying large swaths of Gaza, shooting to kill Palestinian protesters, endangering Palestinian children, and more. Here is a rundown of the year’s violence, covered by numerous IAK posts – with hopes that together, we can work to bring justice and peace in 2022.

When will Israel stop torturing Palestinian prisoners?

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…

What happened in the Israeli police ‘torture room’ in Nazareth?

Multiple sworn affidavits from the past few weeks testify to rampant, systemic Israeli police attacks and brutal beatings of Palestinian citizens of Israel – protesters, minors, innocent bystanders, and even attorneys – inside the city’s police station; floor of ‘torture room’ was covered in blood from violent police beatings.

Rep. Betty McCollum leads effort to block Israel from using US aid to break int’l law

Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced a new bill (H.R. 2590) that challenges Israel’s impunity, at a time when support in Congress for Palestinian rights is at an all-time high. This issue of conditional aid to Israel has gained momentum in recent years – but there is a long way to go…