Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

Rights groups call on Red Cross to probe Israeli torture of prisoner

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The Palestinian NGOs Network and the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council have called on the Red Cross to delegate a medical commission to investigate the exposure of prisoner Samer Arabeed to torture by Israeli interrogators.

In a joint statement, the human rights groups held the Israeli occupation state fully responsible for the life of prisoner Arabeed following confirmed reports about his exposure to severe torture.

They stressed that what happened to Arabeed was a crime and an attempt to liquidate him.

Arabeed, 44, was kidnaped by Israeli forces on September 25 from outside his workplace in Ramallah city.

According to his wife, Arabeed was brutally beaten and abused when he was arrested by Israeli soldiers before transferring him to the Maskubiya detention center, where he underwent sessions of extreme torture by interrogators.

A few days later, he was transferred in serious condition to Hadassah Hospital, where medical sources said he was in a coma and dependent on a ventilator and a dialysis machine.