Le case farmaceutiche israeliane testano farmaci sui prigionieri palestinesi.

La professoressa israeliana Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian ha rivelato ieri che le autorità di occupazione israeliane rilasciano permessi a grandi aziende farmaceutiche per effettuare test su prigionieri palestinesi e arabi, ha riferito Felesteen.ps.

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I bambini palestinesi in carcere: l’innocenza rubata da Israele

Ramallah-PIC. Khalil Mustafa è un ragazzo palestinese di 15 anni la cui innocenza non gli ha comunque risparmiato di assistere alla crudeltà dell’occupazione israeliana, dato che è stato arrestato, così come altre decine di bambini palestinesi. 

Ad est di Qalqiliya, nella parte settentrionale della Cisgiordania, le forze occupanti israeliane hanno preso d’assalto la casa della famiglia di Mustafa, che è stato rapito dal suo letto con l’accusa di aver lanciato sassi contro automobili di coloni. 

Il “lancio di pietre” è il reato più comune del quale vengono accusati i bambini in carcere, una accusa attraverso la quale l’occupazione cerca di instaurare un clima di paura e panico tra di loro, secondo gli avvocati che li seguono. 

Capi d’accusa.

A Gerusalemme occupata l’accusa di incitamento è un metodo molto frequente per colpire i bambini. Alcuni giorni fa il tribunale israeliano dell’occupazione, a Gerusalemme, ha tenuto una udienza su un nuovo fascicolo depositato dall’accusa contro il quindicenne Shadi Farah di Gerusalemme, sostenendo che il ragazzo stava incitando contro le autorità all’interno del centro di detenzione per minori di Tamra, nel quale viene tenuto dal 30 dicembre 2015. 

L’avvocato Al-Haj ha aggiunto che, durante l’udienza, l’accusa israeliana ha chiesto che il ragazzo venisse trasferito presso uno dei campi militari dell’occupazione israeliana, ma la corte ha deciso di tenerlo ancora presso il centro minori, nel quale deve scontare una condanna a due anni, senza dimenticare che il tribunale, quando ha condannato l’adolescente a due anni, non ha tenuto conto dell’intero anno già trascorso in carcere prima che fosse emesso il verdetto finale nel 2016. 

Ogni bambino ha la sua storia.

Ogni bambino prigioniero ha una storia. Il tredicenne Raed Ahmed, residente a Deir Qaddis, non ha passato tanto tempo a scrutare il giudice militare israeliano quando è stato gettato in una sovraffollata aula del tribunale militare di Ofer, ma piuttosto ha cercato di salutare suo padre che era venuto per vederlo. 

Secondo la Defense for Children International di Ginevra alcuni bambini non vengono mai sottoposti ad un processo, ma vengono trattenuti senza nessuna accusa. Durante le indagini vengono trattati come degli adulti per obbligarli a confessare cose che non hanno mai fatto. Il caso di Mohammed è uno delle centinaia di casi che spiega la situazione dei bambini palestinesi sotto l’occupazione. 

Fonti che si occupano di diritti umani confermano che i bambini prigionieri palestinesi vengono arrestati con l’accusa di aver lanciato pietre contro le forze dell’occupazione che però sono protette all’interno di torri di controllo o di veicoli blindati. 

Secondo la DCI, l’arresto e la detenzione dei minorenni palestinesi viola le leggi internazionali per i diritti dei bambini sottoscritte dalla stessa Israele. La DCI afferma inoltre che “l’utilizzo di alcuni tipi di torture e maltrattamenti fanno parte integrante del processo investigativo”. 

L’avvocato Buthania Dokmak riferisce che “le autorità dell’occupazione privano i bambini detenuti dei loro diritti fondamentali garantiti dalle convenzioni internazionali”. 

“Nonostante il fatto che le convenzioni internazionali sui diritti umani, in particolar modo la Convenzione sui Diritti del Bambino, abbiano sempre sottolineato la necessità di proteggere i bambini e la loro vita, la loro sopravvivenza ed il loro sviluppo, limitando notevolmente la loro privazione di libertà, rendendola solo una ultima possibilità e per il periodo più breve possibile, l’occupazione israeliana ha reso l’uccisione e l’arresto dei bambini la sua prima opzione”. 

Secondo il Comitato per gli Affari dei Prigionieri, il numero di detenuti palestinesi nelle carceri di Israele, fino al 28 febbraio 2018, era di circa “6.500, dei quali 62 donne, 8 ragazze minorenni, ed oltre 350 bambini maschi”.

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Dati statistici sui prigionieri palestinesi nelle carceri israeliane

A cura dei Giovani Palestinesi d’Italia.

Dati statistici di gennaio 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

Numero totale di prigionieri politici = 6119
Numero di detenuti amministrativi = 450 tra cui 7 deputati del PLC.
Numero di bambini detenuti = 330
Numero di detenute = 59
Prigionieri dei Territori palestinesi del 1948 = 70
Prigionieri di Gerusalemme est = 550
Prigionieri di Gaza = 320
Membri del consiglio legislativo palestinese = 11
Prigionieri prima del trattato di Oslo (1993) = 30
Prigionieri condannati al di sopra dei 20 anni = 522
Prigionieri condannati all’ergastolo = 525
Prigionieri condannati più di 25 anni = 21

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La denuncia: 41 prigioniere palestinesi nel carcere di HaSharon. Violenza e umiliazioni

free-lena-07960Sono 41 le donne palestinesi detenute nella prigione israeliana di HaSharon, tra queste 12 minorenni. E’ quanto ha reso noto giovedì 4 agosto il Comitato palestinese per gli Affari dei prigionieri.

In un comunicato, il Comitato denuncia le condizioni di sofferenza psico-fisica in cui vivono le detenute, evidenziando come tale situazione sia una violazione del diritto umanitario e necessiti di un intervento urgente delle istituzioni internazionali.

Il Comitato rivolge anche un appello “a tutti i Palestinesi affinché si uniscano dietro la causa dei prigionieri”, denunciando l’escalation delle ultime settimane di attacchi e aggressioni del Servizio carcerario israeliano (IPS) contro i detenuti, in rappresaglia allo sciopero di massa dentro le prigioni.

Tra le prigioniere in sciopero della fame ci sono: Lina al-Jarbouni, Banan al-Mafarjeh, Yasmin Zaru Tamimi, Yasmin Shaaban, Hadiyeh Ereinat, Natali Shukha, Tasnim Halabi, Sundus Obeid, Jamileh Jaber, Manar Shweiki, Sajida Hasan, Marah Bakir, Nurhan Awwad, Malak Suleiman, Lama al-Bakri, Istabraq Nour, Nivine Alqam, Hanadi Rashed, Filisten Najem, Ansam Shawahneh, Maryam Sawafta, Itida Barqan, Abeer al-Tamimi, Alyaa Abbasi, Israa Jaabais, Marcel Salaymeh, Lara Tarayra, Khadijeh Faqih, Abla al-Adam, Shurouq Dwayyat, Amal Ahmad, Dunya Waked, Aisheh Jumhour, Safaa Faroun, Marlen Hreizat, Shirin Issawi, Samah Dweik, Iman Kanju, Shatella Awwad, Haniyyeh Nasser, Salsabil Shalaldeh.

Nella prigione HaSharon è detenuta la bambina Dima al-Wawi, di 12 anni, la più giovane prigioniera palestinese.

Secondo i dati forniti dal centro per i prigionieri, Addameer, circa 10 mila donne e minorenni palestinesi sono state incarcerate dalle forze israeliane negli ultimi 45 anni. Soltanto nel 2015 sono state imprigionate 106 Palestinesi – il 70 percento in più rispetto al 2013.

Lo scoppio dell’Intifada di Gerusalemme, nell’ottobre del 2015, ha portato a un’escalation di aggressioni e a arresti di massa da parte delle forze di occupazione, facendo lievitare anche il numero di ragazzine e donne imprigionate.

Secondo Addameer, tra le detenzioni eseguite da ottobre scorso ci sono 13 minorenni, alcune delle quali sono state ferite durante l’arresto. Inoltre, la maggior parte delle detenute è soggetta a maltrattamenti, torture psicologiche, violenze sessuali, percosse, insulti, minacce, ecc., da parte delle autorità carcerarie.

“Queste tecniche di tortura (psico-fisica) – denuncia Addameer – sono utilizzate non soltanto per intimidire le prigioniere, ma anche come strumento per umiliarle e indurle a firmare confessioni”.
A maggio, nelle carceri israeliane era rinchiuse 70 donne e 414 minorenni palestinesi – 104 sotto i 16 anni.
Pubblicato da InfoPal il 6 agosto 2016
(Fonte: Ma’an)

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Study: Israel’s Secret Prisons: Terrorism at Large

The successive Israeli occupation governments adopted arbitrary policies after the occupation of theWest Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967. Prisons and detention centers are used to crush Palestinians spiritually and psychologically. Those prisons werecrowded with tens of thousands of Palestinians including children, elders and women. Some estimate the number of Palestinians arrested by Israel since 1967 is around 750,000, including 12,000 women and tens of thousands of children.

Prisons, built first by the British Mandate of Palestine, are used by Israel to crush Palestinians. Moshe Dayan, Israel’s former Minister of Defense wanted to use these prisons to destroy Palestinians and separate them from the rest of the world. Detention centers were equipped with all needed equipments and facilities to achieve this inhumane goal.

Transferring detained people from the occupied territory to the land of the occupying power is illegal under international law. The Israeli occupation is accused of running secret prisons away from the eyes of the world in which certain people are held. The occupation is also accused of conducting medical tests on prisoners.

The execution or the suicide of Ben Zygier, also know as Prisoner X, raised the issue of Arab and Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s secret prisons. For decades, Palestinians and human rights organizations have been talking about Israel’s secret prisons. Some of these prisons belonged to the British Mandate of Palestine and others were later built.

Secret prisoners are considered a violation of international law which asks for certain standards to be met in regard to prisons’ conditions. This requires exposing these prisons and making them face worldwide public opinion, so the international community can understand why they are considered war crimes.

Israel‘s secret prisons

Israel built 28 detention and interrogation centers. In addition, it built secret prisons to serve as “graveyards for the livings” in which all international norms and rules are broken, and all forms of torture are practiced with no attempt whatsoever to follow international law.

Prisoners held in these secret prisons are called “Prisoner X”. Prisoner X is defined as the person who was kidnapped or disappeared from his/her residency area without informing his/her families or human rights organizations of the places they are being held or the charges that they are facing.

Some prisoners released from these secret prisons spoke of brutality and torture. They were held in 2-square-meter cells run by 504 Unit, which is assigned to practice all forms of torture. Israel’s Supreme Court’s decision declined the closure of the 1391 secret prison.

Missing prisoners

“May God let me see my son Majed soon,” these were the words of Ahmed Alzuboun, moments before his death. Ahmed Alzuboun is the father of Majed Alzuboun, who has been missing for 21 years now after he tried to cross the Jordan-Palestine borders. It’s not known whether he is alive or dead.

The death of the Alzuboun, the father, re-opened thecases of the 20 missing Jordanians, whose names are recorded in the National Jordanian Committee to support prisoners and the missing in the occupation jails.

Hundreds of Arab prisoners went missing. They are either imprisoned in Israel’s secret prisons or were shot dead, then buried in Israel’s “Numbers Graveyards”.

Israeli and international media sources revealed four numbers graveyards:

 1- Banat Jacob (daughters of Jacob) graveyard next to the Israel-Lebanon-Syria borders. Some estimate the number of people buried there around is 500. Most of them were killed in the 1982 war and afterward.

 2- The numbers graveyard which is located in the military zone between Jericho and Damiah bridge. It’s surrounded by a wall that has an iron gate with a banner which reads “Graveyard for the Enemies’ Victims”. 100 graveyards are there which carry numbers from 5003-5107.

 3- Refeem Graveyard in the Jordan Valley.

 4- Shiheta Graveyard next to the Sea of Galilee. The people buried there were killed between 1965 and 1975. What is most provocative is that these graves are not dug deeply enough to protect the bodies of the dead from animals looking for something to eat.

According to the above mentioned facts, there is a relation between numbers graveyards and missing prisoners. They might have been killed and their organs have been stolen.

No one can tell the number of these secret prisons. A number of people were kidnapped and Israel claimed it killed them without handing their bodies to their families or providing an evidence of their death. Examples of these are Adel and Imad awadallah (Palestine), Mohammed Atiah, Majed Alzuboun, and Laith Alkilani (Jordan) and Yehia Skaf (Lebanon).

 Some freed prisoners mentioned names of these secret prisons such as “Barack”, “Sarafand”, “1901” and “Itileet”.

Jonthan Cook of the Counterpunch says “Facility 1391, close to the Green Line, the pre-1967 border between Israel and the West Bank, is different. It is not marked on maps, it has been erased from aerial photographs and recently its numbered signpost was removed. Censors have excised all mention of its location from the Israeli media, with the government saying that secrecy is essential to “prevent harm to the country’s security”. According to lawyers, foreign journalists divulging information risk being expelled from Israel. But, despite government attempts to impose a news blackout, information about more than a decade of horrific events at Facility 1391 are beginning to leak out. As a newspaper described it, Facility 1391 is “Israel’s Guantanamo”.

In 2003 interview, Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former Prime Minister said “Israel is committed to release all Jewish captives. I have been handling this profile for the last 50 years. When I was in the paratrooper units, we used to kidnap Jordanian soldiers for future swap deals”. It’s known that Jordan never reached a prisoners swap deal with Israel. The question is, where are these Jordanian prisoners?

In the same year, the debate about the killing of Nachshon Waxman, an Israeli soldier killed as IOF tried to release him from his Hamas captors who wanted to exchange him for Palestinian prisoners. An Israeli officer said in an interview “My unit was assigned to release Waxman. We would have managed to get him the same as we did with Imad and Adel Awadallah”. This means Imad and Adel Awadallah were not killed as Israel claimed.

Torture in secret prisons

Torture varies in Israel’s secret prisons from psychological and physical torture, chaining prisoners and banning them from going to the rest room and tying them to chairs for a long time. Banning prisoners from sleeping and pouring cold water on them, threatening them of rape, stripping them kicking them, and asking them to stand for a long time. Prisoners are told that they are held “on the moon” so that they have no option but to confess.

Military courts

 X prisoners are put to trail in military courts where the whereabouts of their trials are kept secret. They are brought to the house of the judge when possible; otherwise, the judge comes to the court himself. The proceedings and hearings are kept secret. An officer writes them down on a laptop that is connected to the court’s network.

1391 secret prison

According to prisoners released from this prison, the 1391 secret prison was built during the British Mandate of Palestine in the center of Palestine. It was used later by Israel as a secret prison. Conditions in this prison are not like any other prison. Prisoners are kept individually in very small cells. The prison is surrounded by watch towers, wires and trees.

The international community needs to take action, otherwise those forgotten prisoners will die and be given new numbers in Israel’s notorious numbers graveyards.

Read Richard Falk’s review of CPDS’s the prisoners’ diaries  on Alahram Weekly here.

The study was originally published in Arabic by Alzaytouna Center for Studies and Consultations, Lebanon. Translated by Center for Political and Development Studies, Palestine.

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UFree Network: April marks the month of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and detainees

An international month of solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners has been announced by UFree network to defend the rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees. The month of solidarity and activities from across the world is set to be April 2013, and is considered to be the hub of wide-scale events and actions to support Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails

In statements released to the press, the network revealed that the month of solidarity is set to expose Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners. It also seeks to show their just and fair cause to the world through media and mobilising deacon makers. This comes amid media blackout in Europe where Israel and its allies hide the truth of what’s going on inside jails.

In addition to UFree network, a number of human rights organisations will join in the actions. So far, Committee to support Prisoners in Jerusalem, Yousef Al Sideeq Association in Palestine 1948 and the Kasr Al Qaid organisation will take part in the month of solidarity.   Their efforts will help showing the plight of more than 4500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are subjected to torture and inhumane treatment.

UFree revealed that the month’s activities will open in Gaza where a series of events are schedules at the inauguration day. UFree Network along with human rights activities and volunteers from Europe will take part from Gaza in a key event which takes place in front of the Int. Red Cross office in Gaza through a protest. Then field visits will be paid to the families of prisoners who are in Israeli jails in addition to meeting released prisoners who were on hunger strike specially the longest serving Palestinian hunger striker Ayman  al Sharawna.

Later, a press conference and a seminar will be held in Gaza city. It will discuss the best methods and mechanisms needed to raise awareness of the predicament of prisoners. This will include media and publicity forms that will be used later on.

In this regard, UFree invite Palestinian people in the occupied Palestine and in the Diaspora to take part in these events. It also invites civil society organisations to engage in the one-month solidarity activities. UFree also invite people worldwide to use social media heavily this month to circulate all events and to tell the people of the world about Israeli human rights violations which is in contradiction with international law.

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