Israel keeps 5,000 Palestinians, including 200 minors : worldleaks
In a statement marking the Human Rights Day, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said nearly 95% of detainees are subject to torture by the Israeli authorities.
Israel is currently detaining around 5,000 Palestinians, including 200 minors and 200 women, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said on Tuesday. In a statement marking the Human Rights Day, the watchdog said around 95 percent of Palestinian detainees are subject to torture from the moment they are arrested. “The Israeli occupation forces continue violating international laws and agreements, including those on human rights, by abusing Palestinians held in 26 different prisons and detention centers,” said the NGO. It asserted that some 1,400 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails have severe medical problems. This year, three Palestinians died in Israeli prisons and a fourth passed away shortly after his release due to medical negligence in Israeli custody.
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