Six Palestinian detainees under torture inside Israeli detention

Occupied Palestine (The Inside Palestine)- The six Palestinian prisoners who escaped Gilboa Prison and were then recaptured are being tortured inside Israel’s jails, their lawyer has alleged.

According to Wafa news agency, Khaled Mahajneh described the prison conditions yesterday as “very harsh and inhumane.” He is a member of the defence team assigned to the prisoners by the Palestinian Authority’s Commission of Detainees’ Affairs.

“They do not know the time. They do not know if it is day or night. And they are subject to continuous interrogation by Israeli intelligence officers,” the lawyer explained. “Moreover, they have not been able to change their clothes since the time of their recapture, and are being held in solitary confinement.”

On Wednesday morning, an Israeli court extended the detention of the escapees until Sunday, along with another five prisoners whom Israel claims assisted them to escape and then covered it up.

Source: Middle East Monitor


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