Report: Soldiers Routinely Abuse Palestinian Prisoners

From Haaretz:

A report by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) to be released today claims that Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers routinely abuse Palestinian detainees and the army and law enforcement ignores the abuse.

The report contains 90 testimonies by Palestinians who were allegedly abused by IDF soldiers after being arrested during and after sweeps for wanted men between June 2006 and October 2007.

Many reports state that the alleged abuse occurred while the Palestinians were bound and did not constitute a risk to the soldiers.

The report, compiled by attorneys Noam Hofstetter, Eliahu Abram and Dr. Yuval Ginbar, states that the alleged abuse occurs in vehicles transporting the detainees to various detention centers and at the centers.

PCATI’s English website is http://www.stoptorture.org.il/en, if you’d like to donate.

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