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Israeli Murder by Torture

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Palestinians endure prolonged isolation, kicking, violent shaking, beatings, painfully tight cuffing, sleep deprivation, withholding food and water, prolonged painful positions while blindfolded, extreme heat or cold, excruciating loud music, threats against family members, lack of basic hygiene, and much more.

Cursing, physical and sexual threats, strip searches, and other humiliating and degrading practices are commonplace.

Israel's frog position is used. It's painful and injury prone. It forces detainees on tiptoes with hands painfully cuffed behind their backs.

The banana position involves painfully arching backwards. It's done while extending the body horizontally to the floor. Israel uses backless chairs. Arms and feet are bound beneath them.

The shabah position involves binding detainee hands and feet to standard-sized metal frames. Doing so is painful and prolonged. Fixed to the floor rigid plastic chairs without armrests are used.

PACTI says these and other abusive practices cause "psychological and physical harm." At times it's irreversible. It's harsh enough to kill.

Decades of occupation harshness institutionalized these practices. Members of most Palestinian families experience it. World leaders turn a blind eye. So do media scoundrels. They suppress what demands exposure.

Detainees hunger strike for justice. Palestinians rally in support. Things eventually may boil over. Calls for a third Intifada are heard.  People only take so much before exploding. It's long past time they did it en masse.

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Jaradat's death may spark it. Israel murdered him. Violent clashes followed. Hundreds of Palestinian administrative detainees began hunger-striking. Support throughout the Arab world grows.

Israel's by far the region's most despised state. It continues abusive practices. It spurns fundamental civil and human rights. 

It treats Palestinians like vermin. It's done so for decades. It violates international law doing so. It does what it wants with impunity. It menaces humanity in the process.

Police state justice is policy. Criminals in high places run things. Israeli tyranny won't last forever. Responsible officials deserve a lower level of hell Dante forgot. They deserve that and much more.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

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His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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