Hence the reason I said "and hundreds of them as administrative detainees". And some years there have been even over a thousand administrative detainees being held in Israeli prisons.Originally Posted by Mediocrates
Also, there are nearly 1,500 military regulations that govern the West Bank and about 1,400 that govern the Gaza Strip. This leaves a very BROAD definition of "security". For example, according to one of the military orders, holding a flag or singing a nationalistic song is a hostile action. So basically a Palestinian can be imprisoned for any form of a political or public activity...
And as I said on average only about 2 to 4 Palestinians monthly are convicted of actually violating some kind of combat laws (since 2009 to present).
Actually, the access to education in Israeli prisons is getting worse. In fact recently many prisoners were not permitted to do their exams, or even do their university studies. Even since 2009 prisoners were excluded from taking their exams. Thats including nearly 1,800 people.Originally Posted by Mediocrates
And for the past 5 years, over 750 Palestinian prisoners have been denied any family visits. Then there are probably even more since Israel transfers the detainees into it's territory, (when under international law the detainee should be within the occupied territory) making it nearly impossible for prisoners to have family visits. In fact all visits from Gaza have been denied since 2007. And the majority of residents from West Bank have a very hard time even getting a short visit within Israel.
Medical care isn't very well provided either. There are 1,500 prisoners (at least a fourth of the prisoners), including 36 female prisoners and 350 children in need of health care which is denied them. Also, about 85% of the prisoners are subjects of torture... The torture there is even better delievered than the health care!
The Fourth Geneva Convention protects the Treatment of Prisoners. In fact, many international human rights organizations have found that Israel has violated nearly every article of the conventions, including treatment of the prisoners, process of detention and location of prisoners. So its not like Israel should be giving education, family visits, medical care etc to be kind. There are laws in which say the treatment of prisoners should be...
I haven't read too much on Gilad Shalit. All I know is your correct when you say that, and also the total abscence of information on him is just unacceptable.Originally Posted by Mediocrates