Israeli soldiers deployed to the Gaza Strip reportedly arrested dozens of Palestinian men and stripped them naked, before taking them to an undisclosed location. Israel was criticized for being inhumane as a result of this.
A number of photos that have gone viral on social media show men stripped of their clothes with their eyes closed and their hands tied behind their backs.
Reports from a number of Israeli media said the men arrested were ‘likely’ members of Hamas.
However, a number of people recognized their relatives and friends in the circulating photos. They then denied accusations of involvement with the Palestinian militant group.
As reported by Middle East Eye and TRT World, Friday (8/12/2023), the men were arrested from homes and schools housing Palestinians fleeing the war in the northern Gaza Strip.
One of the arrests reportedly occurred when Israeli troops, on Thursday (7/12) local time, stormed the Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Aleppo schools in the Beit Lahia area after besieging them for days.
Several video recordings taken by local residents and journalists showed Israeli snipers taking up positions on the roofs of houses near the Khalifa school. Another video shows a number of male corpses lying in an Aleppo school yard.
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