The Israeli government is marking this yearâ€™s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June) by finalizing a brutal law: the â€œForce-Feeding Billâ€. The government intended to use the law to break the longest mass hunger-strike in the history of the Palestinian prisonersâ€™ movement, which lasted for more than 60 days. Meanwhile, over 500 Palestinians in the West Bank have been arrested by Israel during a wide-scale military campaign in response to the disappearance of three Israeli teenage settlers; many of those arrested have received administrative detention orders. Media reports further indicate that Israeli interrogators received a â€œgreen lightâ€ to treat these new suspects as â€œticking bombsâ€, which allows interrogators to use prohibited methods of torture and ill-treatment to obtain information. Read joint statement of Adalah and partners against these practices.
TORTURE OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI CUSTODY
Beatings, threats of rape, denial of food and water, deprived of the bathroom, appalling cell rooms, and isolation for weeks at a time â€“ these are the experiences of Palestinian minors during their arrest and interrogation by Israeli security forces. In a detailed letter to the AG based on 21 affidavits obtained by DCI-Palestine, Adalah demanded an end to the torture and ill-treatment of detained Palestinian children, the opening of criminal investigations, and to hold accountable those responsible for these practices.