[Pnews] Israel Deliberately Inflicting Mental Harm On The Detainees

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Fri Oct 10 13:31:17 EDT 2014


  Ferwana: "Israel Deliberately Inflicting Mental Harm On The Detainees"

author Friday October 10, 2014 13:30author by Saed Bannoura
*http://www.imemc.org/article/69346*

    Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, a Palestinian researcher specialized in
    Detainees' Affairs, stated that Israel is deliberately inflicting
    physiological harm on Palestinian political prisoners, amidst
    ongoing harassment, assaults and bad living conditions.

The former political prisoner, head of the Census Department of the 
Palestinian Committee of Detainees, said the constant violations have 
caused scores of detainees to suffer various psychological conditions.

On World Mental Health, marked on October 10, Ferwana stated that Israel 
is deliberately, and consistently, inflicting psychological harm, 
keeping the detainees held under very difficult conditions, facing 
constant harassment, besides repeated physical assaults.

"As the world marks World Mental Health Day, Palestinian detainees in 
Israeli prisons continue to face very harsh living conditions, deprived 
of basic rights, including the right to medical and mental services," he 
said.

"As the violations continue, the detainees and their families face 
increasing pressures that impact their mental and physical health," he 
added. "They are denied the right to adequate mental and psychological 
care."

He warned that, should the bad conditions and violations continue, they 
could have very serious impacts on all detainees, even after they are 
released.

Ferwana called on various international health organizations, local and 
international human rights groups, and UN organizations, to intervene 
and provide the detainees with the much-needed protection, and to ensure 
they are treated in accordance with all international human rights 
treaties.

He said the International Community needs to act, and oblige Israel to 
respect International Law.

Special Report: "800,000 Palestinians Imprisoned By Israel Since 1967"
http://www.imemc.org/article/67566

560 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel in September
http://www.imemc.org/article/69253

165 Palestinians, Including 40 Children, Kidnapped In Hebron In September
http://www.imemc.org/article/69276

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