Urgent!! Israel’s concentration camps/torturing Palestinians!! End this now!!
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Urgent!! Israel’s concentration camps/torturing Palestinians!! End this now!!

To: Rep. Meng, Sen. Gillibrand, Sen. Schumer

From: A constituent in Rego Park, NY

June 7

I am writing to bring to your immediate attention the disturbing recent developments regarding the torture of Palestinians in Israeli concentration camps. Following the initial exposé from CNN, which documented the forced disappearances and systemic abuse of Palestinian detainees, reports of rape and the use of an electric chair have emerged in multiple testimonies. These reports provide harrowing details of the extreme physical and psychological abuse inflicted upon Palestinian detainees. Multiple detainees, including Mr. Ibrahim Shaheen and Mr. Bakr, reported being subjected to electric shocks while seated in wired chairs. Mr. Shaheen described being shocked approximately half a dozen times during interrogations, leading to severe trauma and unconsciousness.Moreover, there have been accounts of brutal sexual violence. Unacceptable! The conditions in these camps are deplorable, with detainees subjected to extreme physical restraint, including being blindfolded, handcuffed, and confined under harsh conditions. Reports show systematic physical violence, beatings and amputations due to injuries sustained from constant handcuffing. Medical attention is poor, insufficient & deliberately inadequate. We have been warned that “the facilities’ operations do not comply with a single section among those dealing with health in the Incarceration of Unlawful Combatants Law.” These abuses are a continuation of the violent and humiliating tactics employed by the Israeli military in Gaza. The dehumanising culture of abuse is systemic within the Israeli Defence Forces, with soldiers uploading videos to social media boasting of their war crimes and documenting them in action. The international community cannot remain silent in the face of such grave atrocities. It is our collective responsibility to stand up for justice, accountability, and the inherent dignity of every individual, regardless of their nationality or ethnicity. The situation in Gaza is beyond critical, as war crimes and atrocities continue to be committed by Israel with impunity. Immediate action is needed. The inaction of governments around the world only serves to perpetuate the cycle of impunity and enables further abuses to occur unchecked. Words alone are insufficient; we must demand concrete action to hold Israel accountable for its crimes. I implore you to stand by these directives and take immediate steps to halt all arms sales to Israel, sanction the apartheid state, implement a two-way trade embargo, and freeze all overseas assets belonging to this rogue state. Failure to act in the face of this grave and deliberate humanitarian catastrophe is not acceptable. We all bear a responsibility to halt this genocide and lend our voice to ending this atrocity, I hope you will do the same.

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