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    <h1 class="article-title">Ferwana: “Israel Deliberately Inflicting
      Mental Harm On The Detainees”</h1>
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        <span class="article-detail"><img class="icon"
            src="cid:part1.01010104.08000806@freedomarchives.org"
            alt="author"> Friday October 10, 2014 13:30</span><span
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            src="cid:part2.04000404.01080907@freedomarchives.org"
            alt="author"> by Saed Bannoura<br>
          <b><small><small><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.imemc.org/article/69346">http://www.imemc.org/article/69346</a></small></small></b></span></span></div>
    <blockquote class="article-intro">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.</blockquote>
    <p class="article">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. <br>
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      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. <br>
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      “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.<br>
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      “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.”<br>
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      He warned that, should the bad conditions and violations continue,
      they could have very serious impacts on all detainees, even after
      they are released.<br>
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      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. <br>
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      He said the International Community needs to act, and oblige
      Israel to respect International Law.<br>
      <br>
      Special Report: “800,000 Palestinians Imprisoned By Israel Since
      1967”<br>
      <a href="http://www.imemc.org/article/67566"
        title="http://www.imemc.org/article/67566">http://www.imemc.org/article/67566</a><br>
      <br>
      560 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel in September<br>
      <a href="http://www.imemc.org/article/69253"
        title="http://www.imemc.org/article/69253">http://www.imemc.org/article/69253</a><br>
      <br>
      165 Palestinians, Including 40 Children, Kidnapped In Hebron In
      September<br>
      <a href="http://www.imemc.org/article/69276"
        title="http://www.imemc.org/article/69276">http://www.imemc.org/article/69276</a>
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