Rights Group Confirms Palestinians Tortured in Israeli Jails

Rights Group Confirms Palestinians Tortured in Israeli Jails
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17 September 2014
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Lawyers from the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) who gained access to four prisoners held at the Ashkelon prison, confirmed in a report on its website that the prisoners were beaten and shackled between two chairs for hours.

The PCHR said dozens of Palestinian civilians were apprehended by Israeli troops during the offensive on the coastal sliver, 31 of whom were later transferred to Israeli jails. Four of the detainees were freed, but the 27 who remained in custody were charged of being members of armed groups.

PCHR lawyers are continuing their efforts to pursue Israeli war criminals through international courts.

Israel started pounding the Gaza Strip on July 8th, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land. Over 2,140 Palestinians, including a large number of women, children and elderly people, were killed in the Israeli onslaught, while another 11,000 were injured.

The brutal Israeli war ended on August 26th with an Egyptian-brokered truce that took effect after Cairo negotiations. Palestinian experts say it may take as long as 20 years to rebuild the damage caused to Gaza.

Edited by Juan Leandro

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