Friday, June 10, 2011

Israeli jailor takes photos of Palestinian captive during a strip search

[ 10/06/2011 - 11:23 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has strongly deprecated Thursday the Israeli occupation authority over the "strip search" policy it practices against the Palestinian captives in its jails.
Lawyer of the PPS revealed that an Israeli guard in Majeddo prison took some pictures of a Palestinian captive after he subjected him to a strip search prompting the captive to strongly protest this Israeli assault against him.
According to a statement issued by the PPS, the administration of the jail decided to transfer four Palestinian captives from Majeddo prison to Shatta prison abruptly prompting altercation between the captives and the jail guards.
One of the four, the statement added, was taken by the guards and was forced to strip down before taking pictures of him naked. The Israeli practice was meant to humiliate Palestinian captives and is a blatant violation of international laws and ethics on prisoners.
The captive went on hunger-strike for three days to protest the Israeli action against him. He was placed in solitary confinement before the guards forcibly transferred him and his three comrades to Shatta, the PPS pointed out.
In the Israeli Ramon prison, Palestinian captives decided to go on hunger strike Friday and Saturday protesting the Israeli strip search policy, saying that the IPA was provoking them and deliberately humiliating them by such policy, and vowed to resist such practices against them at all costs.
Palestinian records revealed that nearly 8000 Palestinian are still incarcerated in Israeli jails, many of them for decades now, in very miserable conditions.