Palestinian Who Worked With Israel to Prevent Terror Attacks Describes PA Torture
A Palestinian who worked with Israel to prevent terror attacks appeared before a Knesset committee on Tuesday and described his brutal treatment at the hands of the Palestinian Authority.
According to the Hebrew newssite Walla, the unnamed man told lawmakers, “I am a man who received a death sentence because I prevented the spilling of blood. I prevented terror attacks. Because of this, children grew up today and were not killed, and I did the job.”
He said that he took the actions he did because “I didn’t want attacks, I wanted peace.”
The man then described being tortured by PA forces, as well as other incidents of torture that he witnessed.
“They take you to a room,” he said, “and have you work on their construction, lifting five, seven blocks, and go up to the fifth floor. And on every floor there is a Palestinian soldier. If you take a break, he hits you. You go up — and come back down again. They open the sewer and say, ‘Get down there.'”
The Knesset meeting was called in response to the arrest by the Palestinian Authority of a Palestinian-American man suspected of selling land to Jews. Thus far, he remains in custody.
HaBayit HaYehudi MK Bezalel Smotrich, who led the meeting, said, “A half hour from here, the worst and most horrible human rights violations are taking place. This is a heavy moral stain on the State of Israel.”