Since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories in 1967, the systematic torture of Palestinian prisoners by the Israeli military and security forces has been official policy. Torture is not only limited to acts practiced during interrogation, or within prisons and detention centers. It is a far more comprehensive concept on the level of the variety of acts and the groups and individuals it targets. The forms of torture used are dependent on the nature of the occupation. In the case of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the occupation is based on denying the existence of the other through a series of practical procedures within an ideological and political framework, legally codified through the regulations of military occupation.