13 March 2002

DM Ben-Eliezer orders halt to marking of Palestinian detainees
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer views with gravity the phenomenom of Palestinian detainees being marked with numbers on their bodies, and therefore ordered all security bodies last night to immediately stop this practice..

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer ordered that the event be investigated, and that its recurrence be prevented.