B’Tselem report: Abuse and Torture at the Shikma Interrogation Facility
Last week, we released a new joint report with HaMoked, Backed by the System: Abuse and Torture at the Shikma Interrogation Facility. Our report reveals the routine abuse of Palestinian detainees under interrogation by the Israel Security Agency (ISA): incarceration in inhuman conditions and prolonged, violent interrogation sessions. This interrogation system constitutes a policy that is implemented with the approval of all state authorities, including the Supreme Court.
This disturbing report received immediate international media coverage and was widely circulated on social media thanks to our dedicated team who continue to advocate powerfully for those denied basic human rights.
Despite the ongoing vitriolic right-wing campaign against our work and an electrical fire that destroyed our Jerusalem office, we remain unwavering in our focus on the untenable situation faced every day by Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories. We have not, nor will we, be kept from the goal of bringing about an end to occupation once and for all.