Palestine

Tortured Palestinian prisoner hospitalized

377632_Palestinian-detainedA Palestinian prisoner has been hospitalized because of his worsening health conditions after being tortured at an Israeli detention center.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Committee, Mohammad Hossein Rabee suffered health complications as a result of being tortured at Israel’s Russian Compound Detention Center.

Rabee, 33, from Beit Anan Village near Ramallah, was held at the detention center in al-Quds (Jerusalem) for more than 40 days.

Last week, he was moved to Hadassah hospital, and is now in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

He was reportedly detained on July 27. His family was not informed over his whereabouts for about one month after his detention.

The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Committee has demanded human rights organizations to hold Israel accountable for torturing Palestinian detainees.

This comes a day after Israeli forces detained more than 22 Palestinians in the West Bank cities of Jenin and Bethlehem.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly being held in Israeli prisons.

Last month, the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners Affairs said that Tel Aviv was withholding identification information on Gazan detainees. The ministry had stressed growing concerns that some of the detainees had been executed.

Back in June, tens of Palestinian prisoners who had been on a hunger strike in protest against Israel’s so-called administrative detention – a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months – were hospitalized over health concerns.

Human rights organizations have condemned Israel’s increasing use of arrest and administrative detention.

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