The leader detainee Hussam Ruzzah was subjected to 4 assassination attempts since launching the war in Gaza

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The leader detainee Hussam Ruzzah was subjected to 4 assassination attempts since launching the war in Gaza

May 6, 2024

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that detainee Hussam Ruzzah, 67, from Nablus, leader in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was exposed to torture and humiliation four times in an attempt to kill him.

The advocate of the Commission, who visited Jelboa prison, confirmed that Ruzzah attended the visit leaning on a crutch and walking hard, as he suffers from intense pains , due to severe attacks by masked jailers and soldiers without taking into account his health conditions, which made him unable to walk alone.

He said: “the jailer cursed me and my sister without any reason or justification, so I replied to the insult. Suddenly, the commander officer came accompanied by 5 masked soldiers and took me out of the room, started to beat me for more than quarter-hour and then attacked me in a brutal manner. I couldn’t stand up due to severe pain and I suffer from walking difficulty until this day. They took the muscular corset as a means of punishment and left me without medication”.

He added: “the same officer came into my room with many soldiers in 5/4/2024, attacked me abruptly and beat me three times in the same day. They continued the series of torture in 30/4/2024, as they invaded my room and harassed me in front of my colleagues”.

It is worth noting that Ruzzah is a former detainee, who spent more than 18 years in Israeli prison, in which he conducted many hunger strikes, got isolated many times and sentenced to many sanctions. He got rearrested on October 2023, and sentenced to administrative detention.