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Military and Security Forces: April 4, 2013

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Shin Bet documents show that illegal interrogation methods are still being used against Palestinian prisoners even though they were banned by a 1999 High Court decision. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Internal Security: February 23, 2013

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Arafat Jaradat, a 30 year old Palestinian detainee, died in Megido prison of a heart attack. His fellow inmates claim his death is a result of torture. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 am

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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The GSS uses an interrogation method in which the interrogated person is denied sleep, while being supplied with coffee, despite a past court ruling which stated that a person cannot be convicted based on information obtained using such methods. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Internal Security: December 3, 2012

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reports that human rights activist Ayman Nasser, who has been indicted for his participation in public activities and rallies for Palestinian prisoners has been held for 39 days under harsh conditions and has even been tortured. (Addameer website)

(Hebrew – PHR website)

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December 3rd, 2012 at 10:31 am

Closed Society: June 6, 2012

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A new report by human rights organization, Amnesty International, documents violations of human rights related to administrative detention and claims that administrative detainees were subject to torture and abuse during their investigation, as well as to humiliation and cruelty during their detention, often as punishment for holding a hunger strike.  The report further claims that Israel denied the detainees family visits, forcibly transferred, deported and/or placed some of them in solitary confinement.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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June 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Internal Security: December 17, 2011‎

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The Ministry of Justice silently admitted that Israel Security Agency (AKA Shabak) agents tortured Mahawash al-Qadi, a resident of Rafah and a member of the Hamas’ military wing, in an attempt to find the whereabouts of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Al-Qadi did not possess that information.

(Hebrew)

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December 17th, 2011 at 10:31 am

Internal Security: December 9, 2011

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The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel filed a petition to the High Court of Justice yesterday on behalf of 12 Israel Security Agency detainees who claim they were tortured during their interrogation.  In none of the cases was an investigation opened, and the committee claims that no relevant response was received about any of the cases even though between one and four years have passes since the complaints were filed.  According to Ministry of Justice data, between 2001 and 2010 more than 750 complaints were filed with the attorney general regarding torture or abuse.  In none of the cases was a criminal investigation opened.

(Hebrew)

Closed Society: November 4, 2011

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A new report by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel reveals that doctors and paramedics who in recent years treated detainees and prisoners refrained from reporting signs of mistreatment and torture on their patients, thus becoming passive partners in detainee torture.  The report is based on the affidavits of 100 detainees and prisoners, collected since 2007, and determines that the medical professionals acted systematically in violation of their professional ethics codes.

 

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November 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Internal Security: November 1, 2011

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HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual, filed three petitions to the High Court of Justice, regarding the conditions of confinement in the detention facility in Petah Tikva, and the deficiencies in the investigations of complaints regarding them. This is after the organization, along with B’Tselem, have been monitoring the conditions in  the  facility, which is also a Shin Bet interrogation facility, and after numerous complaints were sent by Palestinian detainees, that they were treated contrary to Israeli and international law, and some were even tortured.

(Hebrew)

 

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November 1st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Amnesty International’s annual report criticized Israel regarding a number of issues concerning military and security forces. According to the report:
  • 33 Palestinians, including 8 children, were killed on the West Bank by IDF gunfire during 2010. 15 people, including 4 children, were killed in the vicinity of the border fence around the Gaza Strip.
  • 264 Palestinians were subject to administrative detention orders during 2010, some of them remaining in detention for over two years. 680 Palestinian detainees were denied family visits, some of them for as long as three years.
  • In some of the cases, Palestinian detainees were not given the possibility to meet with an attorney.
  • A number of detainees reported being tortured while detained in Israel. One, a 15-year-old youth, said he was interrogated for six days and tortured with electric shocks.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:17 pm