Press TV Fri., June 11, 201
A newly released video footage has shown Israeli prison guards brutally assaulting Palestinian prisoners inside a notorious detention facility at the large Negev desert region in the southern part of the Israeli-occupied territories.
Security cameras documented the attack on 55 shackled Palestinian prisoners linked to Hamas resistance movement. The assault was reportedly carried out on March 24, 2019.
The footage, published by the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, shows several Israeli guards throwing prisoners, one by one, to the floor, while swarming around them, kicking, punching and beating them with batons.
Haaretz said that Palestinian prisoners’ hands were tied behind their backs, and they were commanded not to move or speak, and left tied on the ground for hours in a yard opposite a row of prisoners’ tents.
At least 10 Israeli jailers are seen assaulting the Palestinian prisoners.
An official at the Israel Prison Service, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Israeli daily that it was “one of the most violent incidents in Israeli prisons”.