Israel Prisons Service: No abuse of flotilla detainees

June 3, 2010 05:44


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Israel Prisons Service on Wednesday dismissed claims by members of the Gaza flotilla that they had been abused in custody.

All of the pro-Palestinian activists who refused to sign deportation orders were bused to the recently constructed Ela Prison in Beersheba, described by the Prisons Service as the most modern and comfortable facility in Israel today.“Every person who was arrested and brought to the prison was handed a white track suit, a towel, a sheet, blankets, food, and bottles of water that were replenished continuously,” said Prisons Service spokesman Yaron Zamir.

“They were served three meals a day. Many of them were seen in the new clothing hiding water bottles and thanking wardens for the good treatment,” Zamir added. “Any claim of abuse is totally unfounded.”

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 26, 2019
Yemen's Houthis launches a drone strike on Saudi military hangars