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Torture of Palestinians in Israeli jails increased by 200%

28 August 2015 8:56


Issa Qaraqe, head of detainees and ex-detainees committee, disclosed that torture operations of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have increased by 200% since mid of 2014.

Qaraqe told a Polish delegation, visiting the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees in Ramallah, that the operations of torture in Israeli prisons are conducted under the supervision and by direct instructions of Israeli government and the shin bet.

Qaraqe previewed the conditions of six thousand detainees in Israeli jails including 500 prisoners held under administrative detention without trials or charges.

1700 captives are suffering illness including 85 detainees complaining of serious diseases such as cancer and Hepatitis viruses, paralysis and others. The Palestinian detainees also include 25 women, 200 children, hundreds of youths and leaders of Palestinian captives as well as 4 MPs of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Qaraqe revealed.

He pointed out that Palestinian minors are abused at the hands of Israeli soldiers by different violations including beating, cursing, assaulting and threatening of sexual abuse.

Qaraqe asked Poland to pressure Israel in order to halt its offensive practices against Palestinian prisoners and to prosecute it for its daily crimes practiced against them in full disregard to the international conventions and charters.

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