The Torture Of Palestinians – Ignored By The Western Media

By Stephen Lendman      Posted Fri., Dec.29, 2017

Millions of defenseless Palestinians endure the full force of Israeli brutality on a daily basis  throughout the year, including during the holiday season and this is totally ignored by the Western media.

Since Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, Israeli forces murdered 15 Palestinians in cold blood, injured well over 4,000 others, detaining over 600, including around 200 children and over a dozen women.

In response to stray rockets fired from Gaza, challenging its ruthlessness, its warplanes terror-bombed the Strip several times, its ground forces shelling the territory, the latest incident on Friday.

The IDF fired ground-to-ground missiles while Israeli warplanes and drones circled overhead. The extent of damage and casualties is unclear.

In response to occasional rockets fired on Israel, nearly always doing no harm, the IDF responds with disproportionate force.

Separately on Friday, Palestinians continued protesting against Trump’s outrageous Jerusalem declaration.

Nearly 150 Palestinian were injured, scores from live fire, at least three with potentially fatal wounds. Israeli media call legitimate Palestinian protests “riots,” disgracefully blaming them for state-sponsored terror.

On Wednesday, an Israeli kangaroo military court extended the illegal detention of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member, civil society leader, human rights champion Khalida Jarrar.

She’s one of 11 Palestinian lawmakers unlawfully held, most uncharged and untried under administrative detention because they committed no crimes. The punitive measure is often used against Palestinian community leaders, independent journalists and human rights activists, flagrantly violating Fourth Geneva and the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

Imprisoned Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Shadi Shurafa wrote the following from behind bars during the holiday season, saying: Winter “cold is one of the most notorious methods of torture and weapons of abuse used by the criminal Shin Bet against the Palestinian detainees.”

“Testimonies of over 90 percent of Palestinian prisoners have repeatedly affirmed that one of the most common and abusive methods of torture against them was the use as cold as a weapon of systematic abuse” to extract forced confessions to offenses they didn’t commit.

“The suffering of the cold is imposed through a series of carefully examined stages, making it clear that this is a serious and systematic method of torture with both physical and psychological aspects.”

Shurafa explained how most Palestinians are exposed outdoors to winter cold and rain, aggravated by physical assaults. During interrogations, they’re forced to strip naked on the phony pretext of searches for concealed weapons. They’re then given thin trousers and a shirt, providing no warmth from bone-chilling cold.

When interrogated, their hands and legs are painfully bound from behind on a small wooden chair for hours, at times days, air conditioners blasting cold air at them, intensifying their suffering – abusive torture by any standard, a flagrant international law violation.

In their cells between interrogation sessions, cold air is blasted at them again, their only covering a thin, dirty, at times damp blanket. When ICRC representatives are permitted to visit Palestinian prisoners, they fail to report Israeli torture and ill-treatment.

Many prisoners suffer from untreated illnesses and diseases, some dying from their ordeal. According to Shurafa, prisoners know what to expect. Most remain steadfast and in response, Israeli prison authorities intensify their brutal treatment against them.

It’s unclear how Shurafa managed to get what he wrote outside his prison confines, enabling it to be published. Throughout decades of occupation, numerous accounts of Israeli brutality became well-known and the world community does nothing to address  it.

Source: http://stephenlendman.org/2017/12/israels-holiday-season-atrocities/

 

 

 

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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2 Responses to The Torture Of Palestinians – Ignored By The Western Media

  1. Mia says:

    I’ll have you know I’m here from facebook but first the obnoxious and ever seeing and controlling google attempted to redirect me back to facebook. That said, thanks for sharing the truth the nwo’s propoganda machine we call western media never will.

    Like

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Mia! Thanks for your comments – very much appreciated. I thought that perhaps some of my posts were being censored and it seems likely. especially since google “attempted to redirect” you back to facebook. Thanks Hon for that heads-up. As you may know the Jews control most of the internet and mass media. And, that’s a fact.

      At any rate Hon, peace, blessings and protection to you and yours.
      Ron

      Liked by 1 person

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