A new video has divulged the extent of Israel’s continued crimes against Palestinian detainees and the Tel Aviv regime’s blatant disrespect for the international legal rules governing detention.
The video, which was broadcast by Israel’s Hebrew-language Channel 2 television network on Sunday evening, shows an Israeli soldier giving electric shocks to a blindfolded young Palestinian man using electrodes attached to his neck.
The report said that the incident took place some time in early October last year, but stopped short of disclosing where exactly it occurred.
The report came on the same day that 16 Israeli-jailed members of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas decided to go on hunger strike in solidarity with detained journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who has been on hunger strike since November 25, 2015 to protest his administrative detention.
Administrative detention is a policy under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge. Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to eight, ten and eleven years.
The Britain-based rights group Amnesty International said earlier in a statement that Qiq remains under detention with no charge or trial despite his deteriorating health condition.
In 2008, Israeli authorities sentenced Qiq to 16 months in prison over his activities at the student council of Birzeit University, which lies near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
According to figures provided by rights group Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), more than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly incarcerated in 17 Israeli prisons and detention centers.