Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Palestinian patients 'interrogated before leaving Gaza for treatment'

Medical human rights group claims Israeli security services are violating international laws on torture and coercion

Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem
guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 May 2009

"An Israeli medical human rights group said today that an increasing number of Palestinian patients from Gaza were being interrogated by Israeli security services before being allowed to leave the strip for treatment.

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said at least 438 patients had been summoned for interrogation by the Shabak, the Israeli general security service, at the Erez crossing out of Gaza between January 2008 and March this year......."

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