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Israel tortures and executes Palestinian detainees of the Gaza Strip

Ramallah, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority denounced the torture of Palestinian citizens arrested in the Gaza Strip and condemned the extrajudicial executions carried out by Israel.

The institution’s media advisor, Hassan Abd Rabbo, criticized the Israeli authorities for preventing the publication of any information about the condition of the detainees.

Abd Rabbo explained in statements to the Safa news agency that the deaths of Palestinians in prisons and penitentiaries in Israel have become known through the Israeli press. “We, as an organization, the Red Cross and the lawyers, do not receive any information,” he criticized, citing as an example the case of Dr. Iyad Al-Rantisi, head of the maternity department at Kamal Adwan Hospital, who allegedly died in prison as announced two days ago by the Haaretz newspaper.

The official also mentioned the reports in the Israeli press about the death of around thirty Palestinian prisoners in recent months due to mistreatments and humiliations.

A few days ago, the president of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Abdel Aziz Dweik, 75, denounced after his release after eight months in lockup the torture to which he was subjected in Israeli prisons, and said that it was unprecedented. He also expressed that the Negev prison, located in southern Israel, is the worst in the world.

Days earlier, the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights revealed testimonies of Palestinians tortured in Israeli prisons and detention centers in recent months.

Samir Abdullah Jamal Marjan, 23, said he suffered beatings, electric shocks, insults, and an attempt to inject him with unknown substances. “In Ashkelon prison, the situation was worse. I was in an isolation cell and went without food for 12 days,” he said. Fattah Al-Aklouk, who has been arrested three times since October 7th, reported that a compatriot named Muhammad Al-Kahlot died as a result of torture. A 65-year-old man, identified as S, confirmed the torture methods and forced disappearance of people while he was confined. “The 20 days in prison seemed like 20 years, each day was a story of torture, beatings, and humiliation,” he stressed.

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