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With an exhausted body and a tired face, the young detainee Jawad Kamil (17 years old) from the town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin, emerged from the Negev prison on Monday night, as part of the prisoner deal that took place with the Israeli occupation.
After spending a full year in captivity, he was received in the city of Ramallah with 29 freed cubs and 3 female detainees, before leaving for his home in Qabatiya.
Kamil talks about the difficult conditions of his detention, saying, “I was sentenced for a year, subject to administrative renewal, but everything I saw during the year is on one hand, and what happened after the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip is on the other hand, as we were subjected to continuous beatings and torture, and the units were The oppressors enter the departments at any time of the day, which means we cannot sleep, because they were entering even late at night and in the early hours of the morning.”
Kamil’s testimony shows what happened to him and his fellow child prisoners inside captivity. He said: The occupation prison administration deliberately used methods to torture the detainees, starve them, and take away their personal belongings, as part of the policy of the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, which he approved against the detainees since the beginning of the aggression on the Gaza Strip. .
He says, "We were prevented from purchasing from the prison canteen, or what is called the 'cantina,' and they took away their clothes and personal belongings from the detainees. We were also prevented from going to the recess, or what is known to us in the prison as a furnace, and we spent long days in the cold after the covers and blankets were confiscated."
He added, "All of this is nothing compared to the physical torture we were subjected to on an almost daily basis, as the repression units would enter the prison, brutally beat the detainees with sticks, and focus their beatings on dangerous areas of the body, such as the head and abdomen."
Kamil’s testimony supports the martyrdom of 6 prisoners immediately after the repression operations that occurred to them in the prison sections. The last of them was the detained martyr, Maher Abu Assab. One of the child detainees, who was accompanying him in the section, said that the jailers severely beat him with sticks until he lost consciousness and did not take him to the clinic. Despite the prisoners' demands to examine and treat him, his death was announced the next morning.
He continued, "I remained without showering for 50 days, like many detainees. Even those who were allowed to shower in prison would come out and wear the same dirty clothes they were wearing because there was no other change of clothes other than them. Every detainee has only one change of clothes."
He added, "The hardest thing I was exposed to was the police dog attacking me in the prison room, where the prison guard left him and grabbed my arm with his claws, wounding it. Of course, they did not respond to my request to go to the clinic and receive treatment."
Three months after his arrest, the child, Muhammad Nazzal, from the town of Qabatiya, was released on Monday night from the Negev Desert Prison, suffering from a broken hand and bruises on the fingers of his other hand, as a result of being severely beaten by the Israeli repression units in the prison.
Nazzal said that he was beaten about a week ago in the Negev prison, and was left without any treatment or medical intervention, and that throughout this period he was unable to use both hands, so the prisoners helped him drink water or eat, and that he felt extremely tired from the intensity of the beating, which prevented him from doing so. Of movement.
He added, "The jailer tried to hit me on the head with a stick, so I put my hands on my head to prevent the blows from reaching him. He kept hitting me until I felt like my hand was broken."
Regarding the conditions of the detainees inside the prisons, he said: Our situation in the prison is very difficult and the prisoners are suffering. It is very cold there and there is no heating or blankets, not even clothes. We wear one light uniform and there are no others, and food is scarce. We eat one meal, which is not enough for two people, and we share it every 10 or 12. Detained, they confiscated the radio and television, and no one is ever allowed to contact his family.”
He confirms that those with high sentences are placed in solitary confinement and beaten continuously. He says that he was imprisoned for 3 months, but the last month in prison is equivalent to 20 years in prison. He was the extremist minister
in The Israeli occupation government, Ben Gvir, approved a number of decisions against Palestinian detainees after the start of the war on Gaza on October 7, which included reducing various products inside canteens, reducing free time, deleting more television channels that detainees are allowed to watch, and prohibiting cooking. Self-confidence, prohibiting the placement of prisoners of organizations in the same sections, canceling the duties of prisoners’ representatives before the Prison Service, and stopping alleviating overcrowding in cells