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New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights

A new report, Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem, published today (25 October 2017) by human rights NGOs HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual and B’Tsel
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New report reveals state sanctioned ill-treatment of interrogees in Petach Tikva ISA detention facility

645 complaints against ISA interrogators – not one criminal investigation The secrecy surrounding Israel Security Agency's detention facility in Petach-Tikva means that even officials from the State A
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Human Rights organizations: Prohibit GSS Use of Family Members to Pressure Interogees interrogees

Five Human Rights organizations filed a petition to the High Court of Justice against the GSS, the Police and the Attorney General demanding the Court prohibit the use of family members to pressure in
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New report uncovers routine ill-treatment of Palestinians in Israel Security Agency interrogations

Today, (6 May 6 2007) HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual and B'Tselem, held a press conference in Jerusalem to present the findings of a new report concerning the methods of interrogat
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Re the HCJ decision on Torture

B'Tselem welcomes today's decision by the High Court of Justice, which puts an end to torture in Israel. As a result, Israel now joins the world's enlightened nations. This is one of the most importan
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New report exposes ISA’s interrogation system at Shikma Prison: Routine abuse is official policy

Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to cold and heat; little and substandard food; incarceration in a small, foul-smelling cell, usually in solitary con
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No abuse or torture under interrogation - no matter what

Over the past few weeks, right wing circles have been protesting the use of “special measures” by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) in its interrogation of the Jewish suspects in the arson in the Pales
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Civil society organizations urge MKs to vote against force-feeding

Say no to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike Vote against the law! We – civil society and human rights organizations in Israel – urge members of the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, to vote aga
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Allegations of extreme violence in interrogation of Palestinian minors at "Etzion" Israel Police station in West Bank

Israel’s Department for the Investigation of Police (DIP) is currently investigating eight complaints filed by Palestinian minors regarding alleged abuse by interrogators at the Israel Police station
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B’Tselem welcomes Turkel Commission recommendations, test will be in implementation

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem welcomes the recommendations of the Turkel Commission concerning investigations of violations of the laws of armed conflict and calls for full and prompt imp