Torture & abuse under interrogation

Abuse and Torture at the Shikma Interrogation Facility
December 2015

Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to heat and cold; poor, meager food; small, foul-smelling cells; solitary confinement; unhygienic conditions. A new report by HaMoked and B’Tselem shows these to be standard in interrogations at Israel Security Agency’s (ISA) facility at Shikma Prison. The report is based on affidavits and testimonials by 116 Palestinians interrogated there from Aug. 2013 to March 2014, including at least 14 who had been interrogated under torture by the Palestinian Authority shortly before. The ISA’s interrogation system is run with the approval of Israeli authorities, including the High Court of Justice.

Treatment of Palestinian Detainees in the Petach- Tikva Interrogation Facility of the Israel Security Agency
Joint report with Hamoked - Center for the Defence of the Individual
October 2010

The report exposes routine ill-treatment of Palestinians in interrogations. The findings, based on testimonies of 121 Palestinians, show they were subjected to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, and in some cases, also to torture. The report calls on Israel to cease the illegal practices, punish the offenders, and compensate the victims.

Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
December 2007

According to the report, the number of Israelis and Palestinians killed in clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip dropped. However, there has been deterioration in many other measures of the human rights situation in the Occupied Territories.

The Torture and Ill-Treatment of Palestinian Detainees
Joint report with Hamoked - Center for the Defence of the Individual
May 2007

The ISA routinely maltreats Palestinian detainees during interrogations and in some cases even tortures them. This is one of the findings of the report issued today by B'Tselem and HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual.

The Status of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
May 1999
The Israeli High Court of Justice Rulings in the Bilbeisi, Hamdan and Mubarak Cases
January 1997
Extrajudicial Punishment, Abduction, Unlawful Arrest and Torture of Palestinian Residents of the West Bank by the Palestinian Preventive Security Service
August 1995
Testimony of Palestinian Detainees, Testimony of Interrogators
November 1994