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‘Children in cages’: Human rights group accuses Israel of torture

‘Children in cages’: Human rights group accuses Israel of torture | up2-21 | Scoop.it

An Israeli human rights organization has accused the country of torturing Palestinian minors, with reported cases of public caging as well as threats and acts of sexual violence.

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) condemned Israel’s failure to protect Palestinian minors from the alleged torture. The group demanded authorities introduce specific provisions for the protection of all children against torture in Israeli domestic law.....


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Torture rising in Gaza and West Bank prisons

Published on Jul 6, 2013

Cases of torture the West Bank and Gaza prisons have increased by a third in a year, according to a human rights group. The Independent Commission for Human Rights says both the Israeli army and Palestinian security forces are responsible. The group blames - in part - the enduring tensions between rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah. Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Hebron.


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