Hamas officials claim abuse by Israel captors during detention Joshua Pantesco at 1:52 PM ET
[JURIST] Two Hamas officials - the Palestinian Minister for Prisoners' Affairs and a deputy speaker in the Palestinian Legislative Council [official website] - who were released from Israeli custody [SA report] this week told reporters Wednesday that they had been abused while detained. Wasfi Kabha and Hasan Khurayshah said that they had were interrogated for hours, were not provided with suitable water and food, and were given dirty clothes, towels and blankets. Prison officials said the two detained Palestinian officials were treated humanely, as all detainees are treated while under Israeli custody. Kabha told AP that he was released after a military tribunal cleared him of membership in a terrorist organization. Another Hamas official, Samir Abu Eisheh, was released [JURIST report] in July.
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