Israeli forces beat a Palestinian prisoner who escaped and was subsequently caught, a prisoners’ rights group alleged Wednesday.
Zakaria Zubeidi was allegedly bodily crushed in the course of the operation to arrest him, and sustained a damaged jaw and two damaged ribs. He was handled at an Israeli hospital following the arrest, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs mentioned in a press launch.
Zubeidi, a senior commander of the ruling Fatah occasion’s armed wing, escaped from the high-security Gilboa Prison final week together with 5 members of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad. Two of the prisoners had been captured final Friday within the Israeli metropolis of Nazareth, with Zubeidi and the fourth prisoner being discovered the next Saturday. The males had been in jail in relation to assaults on Israelis. Two of the prisoners stay on the run.
Prisoner Yaqoub Qadri was additionally allegedly tortured following his Friday seize. He was positioned in a one-by-two-meter cell, his lawyer informed the Palestinian Authority’s WAFA information company.
The Israeli authorities has not commented on the allegations, however usually disputes Palestinian officers’ accounts of such incidents. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett praised the search operation on Saturday.
The highly-publicized escape despatched shock waves all through Israel and the Palestinian territories. Many known as for Israeli jail officers to resign. There had been solidarity protests with the prisoners in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Gaza-based teams additionally fired rockets at Israel after the 4 prisoners had been captured, resulting in Israel hanging Hamas targets.