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SERIOUSLY INJURED in
350 Children, 15-18, including 11 Girls, are in
Israeli Concentration Camp
GAZA, July 11
- An Israeli
Knesset member Friday, July 11,
called for setting up a fact-finding mission to
investigate into acts of
torture against Palestinian women detainees
protesting squalid cells and tough
treatment two days before.
Eight female detainees were critically injured
when the prison authorities
tried to disperse striking prisoners Wednesday,
July 9, Mohamed Baraka told
Baraka, the head of the Democratic Front for
Peace and Equality, said other
detainees joining hands in the protest sustained
moderate wounds when an
Israeli military force broke into the prison
courtyard and assaulted them.
"Some 70 soldiers burst into the place, attacked
the female protestors and
dragged them back to their small notorious cells
after releasing gas in them,
causing injuries and suffocation, said Fatin
Al-Aseibi, a lawyer in the
Palestinian Detainee Affairs Ministry.
Aseibi cited the case of Etaf Elian, a detainee
"whom the Israeli soldiers
forced her mouth open to spray gas in"
Elian was then whisked away to unknown area, with
no information available on
her health conditions since.
After the raid, Arej Al-Shuhari was left sick
after the attack, Aseibi said.
On Monday, July 7, the same detainees organized a
protest against their tough
deplorable living conditions and Israelís
deceptive promises of their
release. They were harshly repressed by large
number of the jailers.
Israel had declared that it would release some
200-300 detainees after
Palestinian factions declared a temporary
suspension of attacks last week.
Disappointed, Palestinian dismissed the move as
inadequate, as the
state held more than 6,000 Palestinian detainees.
The Palestinian Detainee Affairs Ministry said in
a statement that among the
Wednesday protestors were Palestinian student
detainees whom Israel had
prevented from completing their studies.
"The detainees presented the prison
administration with demands to improve
their living conditions, with a threat to go in
hunger otherwise," said a lawyer
for the Conscience Center for prison welfare and
The demands, including ending the solitary
confinement of a number of
detainees and their frisking as well as providing
medical treatment to some of them
suffering chronic epidemics, were met with
Ironically enough, among the demands turned down
were allowing the access of
garments and other personal property and for
relatives to visit detainees.
Amid such a bleak picture, Palestinian detainees
remained defiant and attempt
to expose Israeli merciless policies towards
A Palestinian detainee in the notorious Israeli
Naqab prison told
IslamOnline.net Monday, June 23, by a cellular
phone smuggled to his cell about his
distress of undergoing a two-hour medical
operation by an Israeli surgeon to remove
his appendix without being anesthetized.
On June 2, families of thousands of Palestinian
detainees in Israeli jails
gathered in Gaza in the courtyard of the
International Committee of the
to denounce the Israeli Premier Ariel
Sharonís decision to set free "only
two Palestinian detainees".
The families deemed that decision a mere
deception for the world public
One day earlier, the Palestinian Prisoner Club on
Sunday, June 1, accused the
Israeli occupation army of torturing and
humiliating children taken prisoners
and denying them visits by their relatives.
In a report on the children taken prisoner issued
on the occasion of the
World Child Day, the Club said, "The number of
prisoners between 13-18 amounts to
350, including 11 girls."
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