Friday, February 12, 2016

Israel's gulag for children

"According to testimonies collected by human rights groups, Palestinian minors routinely face physical and emotional abuse while in Israeli custody in order to force confessions or extract information. Data compiled last year by Defense for Children International–Palestine found that three out of four Palestinian children experienced physical violence after their detention by Israeli forces. Children have reported beatings, strip searches, painful stress positions, threats, sleep deprivation and solitary confinement – abuses amounting to torture."