Thursday, March 26, 2009

Detainees Society: Palestinian had pelvis broken by Israeli guards at Ofer

Date: 26 / 03 / 2009 Time: 13:40

Tubas - Ma'an - Israeli soldiers at the Ofer prison beat a prisoner so badly his pelvis was broken, Head of the Detainees Society in Tubas Mahmoud Sawafta said Thursday.

The family of Hassan Youssef Dabak from Tayasir in the northern West Bank contacted the society last week after visiting their son in prison and observing his extremely poor health conditions. The improperly healed break in his pelvis causes him immense pain when he tries to walk.

Dabak was stalked by Israeli troops for four years and detained on 12 April 2008. He was transferred from the Jericho to the Ofer prison during the winter.