Monday, December 05, 2011

Israelis filmed abusing Palestinian prisoners


Israeli television released video footage of soldiers in the Israeli military torturing Palestinian prisoners.

In the report, aired by Channel 2, reporters explain that the abuse in the video is repeated daily, and that the soldiers are barely punished.

The footage, caught on tape by a cellphone camera, has been translated in the following video:

Despite Israel denying that it tortures or ill-treats prisoners, evidence suggests that abuse and torture are systematically integrated into Israel’s punishment of Palestinians.

In April this year, Channel 2 aired footage of a raid of prisoners’ cells and tents in Ktziot. Ktziot is a large Palestinian prison located near Israel’s Egyptian border. The violent and disturbing raid included guards shooting prisoners while in the cells; one man was killed and many others were injured. 

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