Sunday, 20 December, the General security service (SHABAK) reported that in recent days there has been progress in the murder investigation of a family Doable in the village of Duma.
A similar message was received from the press service of the police.
All the details of the investigation remain forbidden for publication.
In turn, representatives of human rights organizations «Honenu» issued a statement, which notes that «torture of minors of the Jews in the cellars of the Shin bet are unacceptable practices». According to human rights activists, «some of the detainees so far, more than twenty days, has not had the opportunity to see counsel and subjected to cruel and illegal methods of investigation».
As previously reported, December 19, more than a thousand people took part in the demonstration near the house of the head of the General security service (Shin bet) Yoram Cohen. The demonstration took place in protest against what its members called «the torture to which teenagers are exposed, detained by the Israel security Agency».
December 17, lawyers representing the detainees, held a special press conference at which stated that their clients «are subjected to torture designed to force them to confess to the murder of a family Doable».
According to lawyers, who on 16 December for the first time provided the opportunity to meet with the defendants, teenagers, beaten, interrogated for hours, holding hands and feet shackled suspects, deprived of sleep. According to Kaydara, during one of the interrogations, his client started vomiting. The doctor examined the detainee stated that he needs a rest and demanded to interrupt the interrogation. Approval Kaydara, this requirement was ignored and the suspect back for questioning.
Attorney ADI Keidar has described the situation as «unprecedented by the standards of Israel by violence, especially when it comes to minors».
General security service (SHABAK) has provided a response to the words of the lawyers, stating that «the investigation is in progress against the group of Jewish terrorists, suspects in serious crimes». «From the moment of detention, we are seeing an active and organized attempt to tarnish the ISA and its employees», — is spoken in the comment of the intelligence services. «This attempt is reprehensible, and it should not prevent us to perform our duty», — say representatives of the Shin bet, noting that «the detainees are being questioned intensively about everything related to suspicions».
The Association for civil rights issued a statement demanding to begin an immediate check of the data presented by the lawyers. «There is reason to fear that the SHABAK uses methods forbidden by the high court of appeals, such as physical violence and deprivation of the defendants of sleep for a long time» — say human rights activists.
On December 3 it was resolved to publish information about what the police and the SHABAK have arrested several Israelis suspected of involvement in a series of attacks against Arabs. Among others detained are suspected of involvement in the arson of the family Doable.
As have informed from the press service of the police, the detained young people suspected of involvement in the activities of terrorist groups and committing acts of terror.
As part of the investigation is verified, specific information linking the detainees with a terrorist attack in the village of Duma, said the press service of the police.