The Interrogation of Women ‘Security’ Detainees by the Israeli General Security Service

Part of the Women’s Studies at York Series book series (WSYS)


You feel isolated throughout your time in the interrogation section. In the ‘coffin’ you feel really isolated, because it has two locked doors. You go through the first door, then after two or three steps you have another door and then you enter the tiny room. It measures about one meter by one meter. You cannot lie down, you have to stand or squat …

This experience of the ‘coffin’ is intended to destroy the prisoner from inside. You feel that you are in a very far place from all of your family and from all of your friends, a place where you are at the mercy of two or three GSS officers who have ugly faces and an ugly way of treating people.1


Sexual Harassment Interrogation Method Detention Centre Israeli Woman Palestinian Woman 
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© Haleh Afshar 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

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