Israeli videos of humiliated prisoners in Gaza “could breach international law” | BBC News

Videos of Palestinian detainees in Gaza, showing them stripped, bound and blindfolded could breach international law, legal experts say. The videos were filmed and uploaded online by Israeli soldiers

International law says detainees must not be exposed to unnecessary humiliation or public curiosity.

BBC Verify looked at hundreds of videos openly shared by Israeli soldiers in Gaza since November 2023. We verified eight showing detainees.

The IDF says it has terminated the service of one of the reservists identified, and videos like these do not represent its values. It did not respond to any further request for comment.

Dr Mark Ellis, a leading UN advisor to international criminal tribunals, said the footage may violate the rules for treating prisoners of war.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Merlyn Thomas.

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