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Text testimonies No real inspection took place
catalog number: 39025
Rank: First Sergeant
Unit: Artillery corps, 405 Battalion
Area: Jenin area
period: 2003
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No real inspection took place
Rank: First Sergeant
Unit: Artillery corps, 405 Battalion
Area: Jenin area
period: 2003

We had to check out some detention facility. It was a pretty big detention center in the area, a lot of detainees waited there.

What area was this?Around Jenin, I don’t remember the name of the base.

Salem?Yes, that sounds right. So there was this procedure that, once in a while, say once a week, the cells in the detention center had to be inspected to see if they were up to standard, something like that. I don’t know, say it’s about sanitary conditions, so it’s maybe kind of asking in general whether all the detainees have seen a doctor if they asked to, which was their right, and whether there were enough toilets for the detainees, or just general matters. And I remember coming there because we had to do that inspection, which is a cover-up, just a formality, and we had to sign. I didn’t sign the form, I don’t remember who it was, but we were told something, it was kind of – we had no time to do a proper inspection, or we were told to just go ahead and sign. Someone just signed. The inspection wasn’t carried out. Not at all. Not even superficially. We didn’t even enter the place.

Who is in charge there?I think it was some battalion commander. I don’t know.

How many detainees can that detention center contain?I don’t know, I didn’t walk around inside.

You conduct a regular inspection of the detention center once a week?That’s it, that’s also weird. I remember coming there only once to do that.

You were in the area for almost two-three months?Yes, at least two-three months, and I remember that we went there only once to do that.

But even just looking around, just seeing, doesn’t take more than two minutes.Yes.

Why didn't you go inside to check?I really don’t remember exactly why we didn’t inspect the place. Maybe we were told that we already had to be at another place or something. Maybe my doctor went over it really fast, but if it was so fast then it just doesn’t make sense. I just remember that no real inspection took place, that’s for sure.