Exposed

The Treatment of Palestinian Detainees
during Operation “Cast Lead”
(Full Text)


The Public Committee
Against Torture in Israel & Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab
Minority Rights in Israel


July 12, 2010 – The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, released,
today, a special report "Exposed" which discusses violations of detainee
rights during "Cast Lead". The report relies on a significant number
of testimonies given to PCATI and Adalah attorneys, most of the civilian
detainees who were arrested by the Israeli army and interrogated in
Israel. The testimonies provide give rise to a series claim that the
Israeli Army systematically and deliberately violated their basic rights
while disregarding domestic and international law […] The testimonies
revealed that the army systematically used the Gaza residents as human
shields in order to protect the soldiers while engaged in military
activity, within the strip and for many days and even up to 10 days in
some instances. At times the civilians were forced to go into homes
ahead of the soldiers, to march next to the soldiers to shield them from
gun fire. Israel established a legal category for detainees, "unlawful
combatant" which is unrecognized in international law. This special
status allowed Israel to deprive the detainees of prisoner of war status
and the conditions and rights that go with it while, at the same time,
denying them the status and rights of protected civilians…
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