Detention in The Media

Israel has to be accountable
14.10.2009
By Sousan Hammad 4 October 2009 Al Jazeera English The postponement of the UN Human Rights Council vote on the findings of Richard Goldstone’s report into Israel’s recent 22-day war on Gaza has raised many questions. Sahar Francis, a Palestinian Israeli and a human rights lawyer who testified before the UN fact finding mission led by Goldstone,...
Israel has to be accountable
04.10.2009
By Sousan Hammad 4 October 2009 Al Jazeera English The postponement of the UN Human Rights Council vote on the findings of Richard Goldstone’s report into Israel’s recent 22-day war on Gaza has raised many questions. Sahar Francis, a Palestinian Israeli and a human rights lawyer who testified before the UN fact finding mission led by Goldstone,...
How Israel silenced its Gaza war protesters
22.09.2009
By Akiva Eldar 22 September 2009 Haaretz A new report from Adalah shows how the courts and police attempted to stamp out opposition to Operation Cast Lead. “This is a time of war, and every incident harms the people’s morale.” This was not a sentence in a right-wing journal, but rather a statement by an Israel Police representative during...
Israeli troops ill-treat kids
06.08.2009
2009-08-06 A former Israeli military commander has told the BBC that Palestinian youngsters are routinely ill-treated by Israeli soldiers while in custody, reports the BBC’ s Katya Adler from Jerusalem and the West Bank. “You take the kid, you blindfold him, you handcuff him, he’s really shaking… Sometimes you cuff his legs too. Sometimes it cuts...
Israeli agents to screen judges before appointment
09.07.2009
The Independent , Thursday, 9 July 2009 Ben Lynfield Israel’s internal security service has been given a de facto veto over the appointment of judges in an unprecedented decision that has the country’s embattled liberals up in arms. The move by the Judges Selection Committee on Friday is likely to make it harder for members of Israel’s Arab...
Does Israel Mistreat Palestinian Child Prisoners?
30.06.2009
By Tim McGirk 30 June 2009 TIME Magazine Walid Abu Obeida, a 13-year-old Palestinian farm boy from the West Bank village of Ya’abad, had never spoken to an Israeli until he rounded a corner at dusk carrying his shopping bags and found two Israeli soldiers waiting with their rifles aimed at him. “They accused me of throwing stones at them,”...
Pas de clémence israélienne pour le jeune Salah Hamouri
27.06.2009
LE MONDE 27.07.09 Benjamin Barthe Salah Hamouri ne quittera pas sa geôle. Ainsi en a décidé, dimanche 26 juillet, le comité de révision des peines de l’Etat juif. Le jeune Franco-Palestinien, incarcéré depuis mars 2005 en Israël et condamné en avril 2008 à sept ans de prison pour son implication supposée dans un improbable complot, sollicitait une...
Palestinian Groups Round up Rivals
25.06.2009
By Omar Karmi 25 June 2009 The National On June 14, Fatah and Hamas, the estranged main Palestinian factions, seemingly moved a step closer to reconciliation when representatives met in Ramallah and Gaza City and agreed to begin releasing prisoners held by both sides. But 10 days later, with a security sweep in the West Bank that netted more than...
Bound, blindfolded and beaten – by Israeli troops
09.06.2009
Children among Palestinian detainees abused during West Bank operation, according to soldiers’ confessions By Ben Lynfield 9 June 2009 The Independent Two Israeli officers have testified that troops in the West Bank beat, bound and blindfolded Palestinian civilians as young as 14. The damaging disclosures by two sergeants of the Kfir Brigade...
UN torture watchdog demands access to secret jail
16.05.2009
By Jonathan Cook 16 May 2009 The National The UN is demanding that Facility 1391, a secret prison camp in northern Israel where it is believed prisoners are routinely tortured, be opened to inspectors. Nazareth, Israel // The United Nation’s watchdog on torture has criticised Israel for refusing to allow inspections at a secret prison, dubbed by...

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