Report: Israel kidnapped last month 100 Palestinians in Al-Khalil

[ 06/12/2010 – 04:21 PM ]


Al-Khalil, (PIC)– The Palestinian prisoner society said that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped last November in Al-Khalil city about 100 Palestinian citizens including three women, nine children, and seven patients.

According to a report issued by the society, the IOF physically assaulted many of these citizens during their detention in the presence of their families and used dogs to storm and ransack homes during its arrest campaign in the city during the reported month.

Among the detainees were seven patients, three of them suffering from mental disorders. One of them, who suffer from a permanent brain concussion, was severely beaten by Israeli troops as he was taken to a detention center.

The IOF also detained nine children in this month, one of them was brutally beaten by troops as was evident from pictures taken by journalists.

Among the three women kidnapped by the Israeli soldiers was a 15-year old girl called Hadeel Abu Turki who was detained blindfolded and handcuffed for long hours in Kiryat Arba detention center without providing it with food for two days until she was taken to Hasharon prison in preparation for her trial.

The report affirmed that 26 Palestinian detainees, who were transferred to interrogation centers in Ashkelon, Jalama and Petah Tikva settlements during this month, was exposed to physical and psychological torture, where Israeli interrogators threatened them to kidnap members of their families or demolish their homes.

In another context, the international Tadamun (solidarity) foundation for human rights said that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) released days ago the oldest administrative prisoners from its jails after his detention for about three and a half years.

The foundation said that the IOA released Hasan Safadi, 33, from Nablus city after he was interrogated for 45 days in Petah Tikva detention center.

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Report: Israel kidnapped last month 100 Palestinians in Al-Khalil.

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