IDF soldier held by GSS rushed to hospital for emergency operation
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:46 On the night of Monday, March 30 the soldier detained by the GSS on March 10 was rushed to Bellinson Hospital for an emergency operation. The soldier had been interrogated for more than six days by the GSS and had not been allowed to meet with his attorney, Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, during that time. The soldier was not allowed to be accompanied by a representative of his family and his family was not informed of the operation until the following morning. From conversations with his family Honenu has learned that they are concerned that the soldier’s emergency operation was due to the severe interrogations he has undergone at the GSS facility. On the morning following the operation friends of the soldier responded angrily: “It cannot be that an IDF soldier who left his family and his children to serve in a significant unit in the IDF finds himself one day in the GSS dungeons without [being able to speak to] an attorney like the last of the terrorists.” His friends expressed a serious concern about his health and added that, “We do not want to describe what he is experiencing during interrogations. The pressure of the interrogations is damaging his health, and interrogations which result in an emergency operation set off an alarm light which should worry all of us.” Honenu attorney Adi Kedar stated that, “We warned the interrogating authorities about his [the soldier’s] medical condition from the first moment [of his detention]. Unfortunately the GSS and the army did not give sufficient attention to the matter.” The military court issued a gag order on the details of the investigation and those of the soldier, however the detention itself may be publicized.