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Victims of Torture, 2010

David Senesh, an Israeli soldier who was held hostage by the Egyptian army, and Amjad Abu Salhah, a Palestinian who was arrested by Israel, describe the methods of torture to which they w...
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No Minor Matter, 2011

Every year, Israeli security forces arrest dozens of Palestinian minors in the West Bank on suspicion of stone-throwing. B'Tselem's report "No Minor Matter" reveals that their rights are ...
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Majed Jaradat, 13, beaten during interrogation and imprisoned for two months

On 13 November 2007, soldiers arrested Majed Jaradat, 13, after he threw stones during a demonstration in Sa'ir Village, Hebron District. Jaradat's testimony to B'Tselem indicates that wh...
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Torture in the cellars of the ISA, 2007

April 2005, Loay Ashqar was arrested and taken to interrogation by the Israel Security Agency. Shortly after being arrested, a physician at the detention facility examined him and stated ...
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New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights

A new report, Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem, published today (25 October 2017) by human rights NGOs HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual and B’Tsel
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New report reveals state sanctioned ill-treatment of interrogees in Petach Tikva ISA detention facility

645 complaints against ISA interrogators – not one criminal investigation The secrecy surrounding Israel Security Agency's detention facility in Petach-Tikva means that even officials from the State A
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Human Rights organizations: Prohibit GSS Use of Family Members to Pressure Interogees interrogees

Five Human Rights organizations filed a petition to the High Court of Justice against the GSS, the Police and the Attorney General demanding the Court prohibit the use of family members to pressure in
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New report uncovers routine ill-treatment of Palestinians in Israel Security Agency interrogations

Today, (6 May 6 2007) HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual and B'Tselem, held a press conference in Jerusalem to present the findings of a new report concerning the methods of interrogat
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Re the HCJ decision on Torture

B'Tselem welcomes today's decision by the High Court of Justice, which puts an end to torture in Israel. As a result, Israel now joins the world's enlightened nations. This is one of the most importan
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New report exposes ISA’s interrogation system at Shikma Prison: Routine abuse is official policy

Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to cold and heat; little and substandard food; incarceration in a small, foul-smelling cell, usually in solitary con