PCATIPublic Committee Against Torture in Israel
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Just two months before the outbreak of 'Cast-Lead' the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a promilitary think tank at Tel Aviv University, published an article by a Colonel reservist who claimed that "this approach is applicable to the Gaza Strip as well" (quoted in PCATI, 2009, page 21).
Methods of torture and ill treatment of Palestinian prisoners since 1999, according to the PCATI, include "sleep deprivation, binding to a chair in painful positions, beatings, slapping, kicking, threats, verbal abuse and degradation," special methods like "bending the body into painful positions," "forcing the interrogee to crouch in a frog-like position ('kambaz'), choking, shaking and other violent and degrading acts (hair-pulling, spitting, etc.)," and psychological torture.
On that subject, special weight is to be granted to the military opinion of the official who bears the responsibility for security." HCJ 769/02 PCATI [Dec.
According to PCATI, the Justice Ministry closed investigation against two Israeli policemen, who had physically and sexually abused Muhammad Warani, 27, alleging lack of evidence.
PCATI said in its semi-annual report released yesterday that Israeli soldiers routinely abuse Palestinian prisoners while being taken into custody and the army and law enforcement ignores the abuse.
PCATI did acknowledge the Additional Protocol I, Article 51(3) "direct part" window and urged a narrow interpretation that would make a civilian who took part in hostilities immune from attack "from the time that the civilian returns to his house, and even if he intends to participate again later in hostilities ...
As the first authoritative judicial treatment of targeted killings, PCATI's expansion of "direct" participation and its loosening of the "for such time" requirement are likely to influence others analyzing targeted killings, including the United States--the only state besides Israel to conduct targeted killings openly.
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) has published a report which states that Palestinian children arrested for minor violations had been subjected to public caging, threats and acts of sexual violence and military trials without any representation.
Published on Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:44 PNN The Public committee against torture in Israel (PCATI) writes in a report that Israel fails to protect Palestinian minors from torture.
The above abuses have been corroborated by the findings of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), which "accused Israel of torturing hundreds of Palestinian prisoners by shackling them in violation of international standards".
RAMALLAH, September 3, 2010 (WAFA)- Defense for Children International DCI-Palestine, Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) have written a letter to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing deep concern over continued reports of ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children who are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system.
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) called the move "authoritarian, immoral and illegitimate," adding that it mourns the "slow but sure death" of Israeli democratic values.