The Palestinian prisoners of Israel are suffering in substandard facilities, often unaware of what they're charged with, some are children, some have serious medical conditions that are ignored and some are elected officials of Hamas.
Israeli Occupation Forces have a reputation for sadistic, routine violence. Any person not a Jew is considered an enemy. Jews who dare to criticize the zionist state, such as Atzmon, Finklestein, are double threats to zionist p.r. and as such are fair game for smear & career/economic death.
Over 4,000 Palestinian prisoners on this the first day of January, 2011. That these prisoners are tortured is not even denied. These prisoners are at the whim of guards as to who may get medical attention, food and water, even visits from attorney or family.
On the Mavi Marmara there were references to several persons bleeding to death, that death could have been averted with the medical care personnel, who begged for permission to save their colleagues' lives, were forbidden to stem the flow of blood by Israeli commandos.
My sources were Al Jazeera and
The following video was released on Israeli tv, it was made in 2007.