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When will Israel stop torturing Palestinian prisoners?

Israel is a signatory to the Convention Against Torture and yet it continues to torture Palestinians – like Mohammed El-Halabi – with impunity. El-Halabi is the director of the Gaza branch of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid organization. He was nevertheless subjected to 52 days of interrogation and torture…

Israel’s FBI gives human rights researcher a “warning”

Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, interrogated a field researcher for rights group B’Tselem who they said was always around during Palestinian activity, and has been “making trouble and threatening the army.”

His troublemaking includes reporting on an unarmed Palestinian who was shot in the neck and paralyzed.

New Israel Supreme Court ruling gives further backing to use of torture

Israeli security agency Shin Bet admitted to the use of torture on Palestinian prisoner Fares Tbeish, but claimed the actions were necessary; Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the “enhanced interrogation” methods were acceptable. This is the second such ruling in the last 12 months. A number of human rights groups have documented “routine use of torture” by Israeli forces, although the practice is against international law.