The Palestinian student Mais Abu Ghoush (20 years), arrested in August 2019 for her non-violent political and social activities, was tortured by this position at al-Mascobiyya interrogation center.
In his latest family visit, Mais’ father said he couldn’t recognize his daughter’s face. She couldn’t explain the type of torture she’s exposed to because her life would be at risk if she did.
Usually, when the detainee is forced into this position, the interrogators beat the detainee harshly on the chest and stomach.
The detainee is kept chained in this position for hours.
The banana position, one of the positional torture techniques used by Israeli forces against the Palestinian prisoners.