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    ‘They Wanted to Humiliate Us.’ Palestinian Women Detained by Israel Allege Abuse in Israeli Custody

    ‘They Wanted to Humiliate Us.’ Palestinian Women Detained by Israel Allege Abuse in Israeli Custody

    (AP) — Nabela thought the United school in City was a safe haven. Then, the Israeli arrived.

    Soldiers stormed the place, ordering men to undress and hauling women to a mosque for strip searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody that she says included repeated beatings and interrogations.

    “The soldiers were very harsh, they beat us and screamed at us in Hebrew,” said the 39-year-old from Gaza City, who spoke on condition that her last name not be used for fear of being arrested again. “If we raised our heads or uttered any words, they beat us on the head.”

    Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas war have alleged widespread physical abuse and neglect. It's not known how many women or minors have been detained.

    Nabela said she was shuttled between facilities inside Israel in a coed group before arriving at Damon Prison in the north, where she estimated there were at least 100 women.

    Rights groups say Israel is “disappearing” Gaza Palestinians — detaining them without charge or trial and not disclosing to family or lawyers where they're held. Israel's prison service says all “basic rights required are fully applied by professionally trained prison guards.”

    Israel declared war after Hamas-led militants killed about 1,200 people and took roughly 250 others hostage on Oct. 7.

    Since then, ground troops have arrested hundreds of…

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