Left wing Israeli groups are obsessed with exposing any alleged violations of Israeli laws preventing torture of prisoners, but who - besides for Hamas - will make sure that the torture of Palestinian prisoners in Palestinian prisons will come to a halt?
"Torture in Palestinian prisons in the West Bank has not stopped completely," Hamas legislators in the West Bank said, adding that the commanders of the PA security forces have been misleading human rights organizations and the media.
The legislators claimed that new methods of torture have been introduced by the PA security forces, including forcing detainees to stand for hours and to stand naked in low temperatures, as well as verbal abuse and threats.
Earlier this week, the PA organized a tour for reporters to one of its prisons in Nablus, where Hamas inmates said that the torture had ended.
Fayyad said that 43 officers have been jailed, fired or demoted for abusing prisoners.
But Muhammed Mutlak Abu Juhaisheh, a Hamas legislator from the West Bank, said that he was continuing to receive complaints on a daily basis about torture in PA prisons. One of the most common methods of torture being used by the PA security forces was forcing detainees to take off their clothes and stay for several hours in large refrigerators, he said.