Human rights groups suspect that a promised anti-torture law will contain major loopholes. Read more about Will Israel really outlaw torture?
UN Convention Against Torture
A nine-day solidarity hunger strike by more than one hundred Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails brings end to nineteen-month solitary confinement of fellow prisoner. Read more about Solidarity hunger strike brings end to 570-day isolation of Palestinian prisoner
No matter how many hundreds of allegations of torture of Palestinian prisoners by the Shin Bet pile up, the Israeli high court turns a blind eye. Read more about Israeli high court decision enables widespread torture of Palestinian detainees
Sleep deprived and suffering from a broken leg, 16-year-old Muhammad Halabiyeh endured days of torture at the hands of Israeli soldiers and police officers, who punched him repeatedly in the face and abdomen, shoved needles into his hand and leg, and threatened the Palestinian teenager with sexual abuse. Read more about Children not exempt from widespread torture in Israeli detention