- Human RightsPalestineTorture
- October 31, 2009
- 2 minutes read
Ministry of prisoners condemns physical assault on two Palestinian detainees
GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs on Friday strongly denounced the Israeli prisons authority (IPA) for deliberately humiliating and physically assaulting Palestinian prisoners during the last week, stressing that this is a consistent revenge policy pursued by the Israeli occupation especially against Gaza prisoners.
Information director of the ministry Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the IPA deprives Palestinian prisoners of all rights stipulated in relevant laws and even deliberately humiliate and maltreat them while they are in chains.
Ashqar noted that the special military units in Israeli jails severely beat two Palestinian prisoners last week, one during his presence in solitary confinement and the other after he left a court hearing.
For its part, Al-Ahrar center for prisoners’ studies told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that it obtained a number of pictures illustrating Israeli troops of Nahshon unit physically and verbally assaulting and beating prisoner Mohamed Abu Jamous after leaving a court hearing held recently
The center pointed out that the assault happened when Abu Jamous left the Israeli high court in occupied Jerusalem on the 30th of September while his hands and feet were shackled in chain, adding that the soldiers of Nahshon units forced him to strip for search and then started to kick and beat him all over his body
It added that the soldiers threatened the prisoners with death if he filed a complaint about what happened to him