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Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israelis

PCHR Follows up Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces in Latest Offensive on the Gaza Strip

The lawyers of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) have visited 4 of Palestinians detainees in Ashkelon Prison who were arrested in the latest 51-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

The lawyers confirmed that the prisoners were subjected to various forms of torture during their detention period, including beating and shackling between two chairs for long hours (Shabeh).

According to PCHR's documentation, Israeli forces arrested dozens of Palestinian civilians during the offensive on the Gaza Strip; 31 of whom were transferred to Israeli prisons.

Later, 4 of the aforementioned detainees were released while 27 remained in custody and were charged of being members of armed groups, except for one, Samir al-Najjar, who was charged of being an “illegitimate combatant."

It should be noted that the members of armed resistance groups are considered prisoners of war against whom no bills of indictment can be presented according to the international law.

PCHR continues its efforts to pursue Israeli war criminals through international courts based on the principle of universal jurisdiction to bring them before justice since torture is an international crime.

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