Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ministry of prisoners: Israeli soldiers abused Gaza detainees during the war

Ministry of prisoners: Israeli soldiers abused Gaza detainees during the war




RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Palestinian ministry of prisoners' affairs said on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation forces abused and severally beat Palestinian civilians they had detained during the military aggression against the Gaza Strip.
Lawyer of the ministry Kareem Ajwa, who visited some prisoners in Ashkelon jail on Monday, said that Mo'men Annajar and Issa Annajar, both from Khuza'a town in Khan Younis, told him about their exposure to severe beating and humiliation at the hands of Israeli soldiers during their detention.
They explained that they were detained along with other young men on July 23 after the Israeli army bombed the town and sent troops to storm it and make arrests.
One day after their kidnapping, the two detainees along with others were transferred to an unknown place, probably a military post near Gaza borders, before they were taken on the following day to Ashkelon jail where they have been treated inhumanly by Israeli interrogators ever since, according to the lawyer.
Lawyer Ajwa said that the Israeli jailers extended the detention of Mo'men and Issa for seven days during a court trial held two days ago, adding that their families are barred from contacting or seeing them during the current period.