Zionists Torture Female Palestinian Captives through Sexual Harassment

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:13

Zionists Torture Female Palestinian Captives through Sexual Harassment

TEHRAN,April 27(FNA)- Palestinian Minister for Captives Affairs Ataollah Abu Sabah warned about the Zionist regime's savage behavior towards female Palestinian prisoners, saying that the women inmates are experiencing harsh sexual harassment in Israeli jails.
"The pains of the female Palestinian captives start from the very day they are detained and taken to the detention centers where they are deprived of all services, "Abu Sabah told FNA on Wednesday.

Referring to the inhumane behavior of the Israeli prison guards towards Palestinian women, he said that Israeli forces sometimes invade the prison cells, beat the inmates and harass them sexually.

Sabah reminded that there are 37 female Palestinian captives in Zionist regime prisons who are all suffering from the worst kind of harassments.

He expressed the hope that the efforts made by various groups to set the Palestinian captives free from Israeli prisons would soon yield results.

According to a new report released on April 22, one-fourth of the Palestinian population residing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has been put behind the bars by the Israeli regime, making Palestinians the most imprisoned people in the world..

Besides, Israel is the only regime worldwide that has child prisoners under the age of 18. They number 280. "Their living conditions are harsh. Prison administration refuses to allow mature prisoners to join them. Israel uses all sorts of punishment and tortures against child prisoners to recruit them as spies. They threaten them with rape and other forms of violence," contends the report by 'Friends of Humanity International'.

"There is no one single family that didn't experience the arrest of one of its members. The majority of those detained are male, which constitutes over 40 percent of the total male Palestinian population" in the OPT, says the report titled 'A year of Jails storming and attempts to weaken prisoners determination'.

"Since Israel began its illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained, representing approximately twenty percent of the current total Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories," notes the report released in Vienna.

The report points out that Israel has illegally detained Palestinian men, women and children through an extensive and systematic set of regulations that control every aspect of Palestinian life. They restrict or deny their basic human rights.