Traumatic accounts of minors tortured inside Israeli jails

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File photo of Israeli soldiers

 

A lawyer for the Commission of Prisoners and Freed Prisoners’ Affairs in Palestine,Hiba Masalha, has revealed terrible accounts of Palestinian minors tortured inside Israeli jails, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah reported yesterday.

One of the minors, 15-year-old Baraa Mashhour from the East Jerusalem city of Abu-Dis, was arrested on 19 September. Mashhour says he was arrested in the evening near his house, where there were clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian youth.

Mashhour claims that seven Israeli soldiers assaulted him, beating him with their hands, feet, steel-capped boots and rifle butts. He says one of the soldiers beat his right hand dozens of times with the butt of his rifle while he was on the ground. Then, he was lifted up and handcuffed with plastic clips that were tied tightly.

Mashhour was made to walk with the troops to a nearby military camp, where he was blindfolded and beaten again. Three hours later, he was taken to the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. There, he was interrogated before being taken to another settlement for a medical check.

The following day, Mashhour was taken to the hospital and had an X-ray of his right hand that showed multiple fractures from the beatings. Despite the need for a surgical operation, he was initially only supplied with a cast and eventually operated on eight days later.

While he was in hospital, Mashhour was chained to the bed and interrogated for three consecutive hours.

Another young Palestinian boy, 15-year-old Mohamed Salahuddin, from the Hezma neighbourhood in North Jerusalem, was arrested by three Israeli policemen on 4 October in Al-Ram neighbourhood.

The three policemen, says Salahuddin, assaulted him and beat him harshly with their hands, feet and rifle butts. He says he felt faint and coughed until he vomited. Then, he was shoved against a military jeep, where he was handcuffed and insulted several times.

Salahuddin was taken to an interrogation centre and his father was brought to witness the interrogation, which lasted for one hour. After the interrogation, he was left alone for six hours blindfolded and with his hands and legs tied, before being taken to a cell where he remained for nine days. Salahuddin was then taken to Hasharon prison, where he was strip-searched before entering the department dealing with minors.

 

Source: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/22216-traumatic-accounts-of-minors-tortured-inside-israeli-jails

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6 Responses to “Traumatic accounts of minors tortured inside Israeli jails”

  1. ian says:

    This is a difficult subject for me to deal with, as the occupation of Palestine and the treatment of the Palestinian people by the Israelis really makes me angry. I regularly say stuff to people that I don’t really mean because of the anger issues and I don’t like it, but have difficulty controlling it. In short it boils my piss. However, having got that out of the way, if you throw stones at soldiers, you’re gonna get a kicking, simple as. In their place, I would expect it. Not saying it’s right.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      “the treatment of the Palestinian people by the Israelis really makes me angry. I regularly say stuff to people that I don’t really mean because of the anger issues and I don’t like it, but have difficulty controlling it. In short it boils my piss. However…if you throw stones at soldiers, you’re gonna get a kicking, simple as.”

      So Ian another totally uncontradictory statement about Israel there then.
      Thanks for that as I love that kind of thing, personally it is one of the reasons why I come to the Tap Blog so that I can get very subtle re-education and re-orientation of viewpoints on the phony Israel from others. Particularly as I don’t myself wear a yarmulke and have not gone through ritual genital mutilation as a child I really need this kind of very subtle steering and re-conditioning of my thoughts because I realize that I could never be as clever, smart or wise as someone who falsely claims to be one of God’s chosen, special people.

      Yeah thanks a bunch. I mean it. I really mean it.

      • ian says:

        I detect a hint of sarcasm there MS. Let me clarify, though if sarcasm is your way, it will be my last response. My comment explains how I feel about the Israeli Palestine situation. The second part applies to all soldiers the world over when dealing with civilians, whether Americans, British, Russian or Israeli. Throw stones at them and they’ll beat you if they catch you. I don’t see a contradiction there. If you do then so be it.

  2. salty says:

    Torture in Israeli prisons is widespread and systematic

    From 2001 to 2015, there have been at least 950 complaints regarding interrogation brutality

    Date of publication: 29 February, 2016.

    A recent report on torture in Israeli prisons reveals the systematic intent to undermine Palestinian dignity, beyond what is rendered visible through reporting and individual cases.

    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2016/3/2/torture-in-israeli-prisons-is-widespread-and-systematic

  3. salty says:

    Abu Ghraib Interrogator:
    Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device (INTERVIEW)

    08 APRIL 2016.

    The jews did more than that: Abu Ghraib was their idea.

    They not only built it but gave it its code of conduct and trained the gentile Americans in all sort of torture techniques, not just the ‘Palestinian Chair’.

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/abu-ghraib-interrogator-israelis-trained-u-s-to-use-palestinian-chair-torture-device-interview/

    ————————————————————————————————–

    Is this the Jewish New World Order?

    http://henrymakow.com/000808.html

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