What you need to know:
The UN has criticized the images that show a group of detainees subjected to the Israeli army for conditions that violate human rights.
In this new chapter of the war between Israel and Palestine, at least 16,248 people on the Palestinian side and around 1,200 Israelis have died. In this context, a video has circulated that has further motivated criticism against this historical conflict, It shows dozens of Palestinians in their underwear and detained in Gaza.
The BBC consulted with sources in the Israeli government and touched base with testimonies from Palestinian relatives about what happened and this video shows.
On the Israeli side, a government spokesman indicated that they had detained a group of men —“of military age”—, discovered in areas that had supposedly been evacuated by civilians a few weeks ago.
Which raised the suspicion that It was likely that they were Hamas members. However, on the side of the Palestinian familiesthere are those who indicate that these were groups of citizens who were evicted from the area.
The controversial video of naked Palestinians detained in Gaza
The truth is that the video, verified by the same BBC, shows men in underwear detained, kneeling on the ground, while being guarded by the Israeli army.
The video in question has drawn criticism for the evidence in the violation of the rights of that group of detained peoplewho ends up being subdued and taken away in trucks with only underwear.
There are versions that indicate that this group was arrested in the northernmost area of the Gaza Strip, in Beit Lahia.
Interviewed by BBC, Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy explained that they had been detained in Jabalia and Shejaiyaareas identified as Hamas hotspots.
But everything seems to indicate that, for now, the The Israeli army does not have accurate information on the identity or belonging of the men.
He only promised that he would give more information soon., while they find out who they are. Who does belong to Hamas and who does not—because until now, the military order is to detain the Palestinians who are in this area. Stop them and interrogate them.
In the flow of information BBC He also cited the testimonies of the families of people who have been detained in northern Gaza and, specifically, are part of this group.
Some point out that the men were detained and threatened in an operation to evacuate the areawithout indicating any relationship with Hamas.
The UN response
These controversial images have been spread even by Israeli media.l. Meanwhile, the army promises answers about the operations and…the UN protests.
Yes, from its trenches the UN described “worthless” the treatment that soldiers give to detained men, remembering that everyone has the right to dignity.
That has been the complaint from the United Nations — which, by the way, has had strong verbal quarrels with the government of Israel, which has requested the dismissal of its head António Guterres after the criticism made by the diplomat.
And as we told you, in the coming and going of information the newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed has confirmed that one of his collaborators, the Palestinian journalist and editor-in-chief in Gaza Diaa al-Kahlout, is one of those detained.
Just this December 8, António Guterres wrote on social networks that Israel’s war in Gaza is “a humanitarian nightmare that is enveloping the people of Gaza” and that humanitarian aid is about to collapse with “devastating consequences”.
Here we leave a summary made by France 24, with some of the images from the controversial and strong video that contains sensitive images: