Palestinian detainees suffer in Israeli prisons from overcrowding in small cells amidst hunger and cold (Reuters)

On Monday, a Palestine Liberation Organization official called for international intervention to uncover secret Israeli prisons and detention centers after last October 7.

The head of the organization’s Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority, Qaddoura Fares, said in a statement that the report published by the Israeli Channel 13, yesterday, Sunday, about the types of torture imposed on those who were detained throughout the days of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip proves that “the occupying state is practicing internationally prohibited torture and abuse, and we are now living... Once again, the reality of the prisons (Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo), and perhaps what Israel is doing goes beyond that.”

He asked, "What is the international community waiting for? Isn't all this violence and crime against the activists of the Palestinian people in the occupation prisons enough? Does the international community want us to wake up to an unprecedented tragedy in human history?"

Underground prison

In this context, Fares denounced the types and methods of torture to which detainees are generally subjected in all prisons and detention centers.

He said that these measures come in response to the instructions of Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, on December 7, who demanded that resistance fighters be detained in an underground prison that has not been used for many years.

Fares appealed to the international community, with its institutions and formations, to break its silence and take immediate action to uncover the secret prisons and detention centers that were established after last October 7.

The private Israeli Channel 13 said on Sunday that the elite fighters of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) detained in Israeli prisons are suffering from severe and difficult procedures, and are crowded into very small cells amid hunger, cold and hardship.

On a daily basis, the jailers play loud songs in Hebrew, including the song “The People of Israel Are Alive,” inside the small cells where prisoners of the Hamas elite are crowded, according to the report.

The report shows the presence of police dogs accompanying the jailers every time they inspect these prisoners.

According to the television report, “More than 5 prisoners are confined in one very small cell, and the food provided to them is very little.”

Israel says that it arrested thousands of militants from the elite forces of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades of the Hamas movement, during the Al-Aqsa flood attacks launched by the movement against the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip on October 7.

Since that date, Israel has waged a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving tens of thousands of victims, most of them children and women, in addition to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe and a noticeable deterioration in infrastructure and property, according to Palestinian and UN data, which led to Israel appearing before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing Genocide.

Source: Anadolu Agency