Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An investigation by Al Jazeera channel has revealed the identities of Israeli jailers involved in inhumane torture against Palestinian detainees. Israeli authorities had closed the cases of torture victims claiming that the identities of the jailers were not clear.
Al Jazeera’s investigative program “The Hidden is More Immense”, revealed the names and faces of Israeli jailers, who were caught on surveillance footage torturing Palestinian political detainees in the Negev Desert jail.
Human rights organizations, including HaMoked, had submitted Israeli authorities documents of 13 tortured detainees and called for opening investigations into their cases. However, an Israeli committee, in charge of investigating the cases, was dissolved under the pretext that none of the Israeli jailers, involved in the torture, were identified.
Leaked testimonies by current and former detainees, published in the program, stated that Israeli jailers used severe torture tactics during a crackdown on detainees in the Negev Desert prison in 2019.
The detainees were severely beaten and subjected to canines’ bites. Israeli jailers also used metal tools to hit the detainees’ heads. Several detainees were seriously wounded and some of them lost their teeth. Only two detainees were taken to an Israeli hospital because they lost consciousness, however, they were harshly taken back to jail as soon as they woke up.
According to the testimonies, the floor was covered with blood and the jailers used bullets against the political detainees even as the handcuffed detainees were immediately laying down.
Surveillance footage showed Israeli jailers throwing shackled detainees over each other and brutally beating them.
The occupation state holds some 4,650 Palestinians, including 200 children, 40 women, and 520 administrative detainees, in prisons. Several human rights organizations revealed that all detainees, including children, are subjected to different forms of torture during their arrest.
(Source / 06.11.2021)