Testimonies from the Heart of Darkness

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


Another child detained. (Tamar Fleishman)

By Tamar Fleishman – The West Bank | Palestine Chronicle

‘This place is the carbuncle on the ass of the occupation,’ said Dalit Baum as the gates of Ofer prison closed behind us.

The Palestinian residents of the West Bank, who had been living under occupation for over forty years and are deprived of their basic rights, are brought to justice in military courts.  This entire legal system- investigators, prosecutors and judges- is comprised of men and women, in uniform, who are subordinated to and serve, not the principles of justice and law, but the mechanism of the occupation.

Ofer prison/detention center/court sits on Palestinian lands that had been confiscated from their owners.

For some months I sat in court and documented what was taking place there. I had witnessed the attempts of the system to create an…

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