Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Israeli controlled prison permits killing, shooting, abuse of Palestinian prisoners

Israeli Channel 2 aired a story on a combat exercise inside a prison that went awry. Israeli Prison Services allowed Masada, an Israeli combat unit, to enter Ktziot prison, a large facility housing Palestinian prisoners, to conduct an operation.

The operation was called 'early wake-up call' and one of its explicit written goals was increasing the morale and motivation of the prison guards.

It looks like a calloused, morally-bankrupt swat team descending on sleeping prisoners. (Press the CC button for English subtitles.)

I wonder how many other stories there are like this that have successfully been hidden and have never leaked out?

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