by Ezra HaLevi and Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) The Prisons Service Committee of the Israel Bar Association published a scathing report Wednesday on the prison conditions of five minor girls who were arrested at a protest in Jabel Mukaber earlier this week, investigative journalist Yoav Yitzchak's News First Class reports.
The committee members visited the Russian Compound detention center and interviewed the five girls, aged 14 to 17, who refused to identify themselves before the authorities...
Prisons Service Angry at Bar for Publishing Report
Prisons Service spokesman Lt. Col. Yaron Zamir responded to the report by the Bar Association's Prisons Service Committee by attacking the Bar Association. This was not the first time, he said, that the Bar Association "sent a report to the media before it was sent to the Prisons' Service." When the IPS receives the report it will comment on it, he said.
Zamir noted that "extensive funds have been poured into changing the Jerusalem detention center and improving living conditions there."
MK Zevulun Orlev (NU/NRP) said that "the report shows that the Prisons Service is behaving in an inhumane manner reminiscent of dark regimes," which cannot be allowed to exist in Israel as a law abiding country.
I see nothing is new under the sun concerning the rotting Russian Compound in the dark heart of Jerusalem. That's where the Bolsheviks imprisoned me before my unjust deportation, and our former Consul General Edward Abington, Jr. shamefully turned a blind eye to the politico-religious persecution against a fellow American, since he's bought and paid for by the PLO - was then and now, so it appears.
Various Israelis have called for the Russian Compound's demolition for years, and yet it still stands - as does the corruption that runs rampant throughout the Israeli oligarchy controlled country.