Palestinian detainees in Gaza were beaten by IDF soldiers, UN official says

A UN human rights official calls for an end to what he says is Israel’s ill-treatment of Palestinian detainees in Gaza, saying he has met men who had been held for weeks, beaten and blindfolded, with some released in diapers.

“These are men who were detained by the Israeli security forces in unknown locations for between 30 to 55 days,” Ajith Sunghay, a UN human rights representative who met with released detainees in the enclave, telling reporters by video link from Gaza.

“There are reports of men who are subsequently released, but only in diapers without any adequate clothing in this cold weather.”

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