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Torture in the "War On Terrorism"

From Israeli Prisons to Abu Ghraib
February 23rd, 2005

For decades the Israeli Defense Force has employed intimidation tactics on Palestinians that the UN Committee Against Torture has declared illegal under international law. In 2004 the US public was shocked at the discovery of the torture scandal in Abu Ghraib prison at the hands of US soldiers. Research shows that the IDF and US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo have consistently used torture during the interrogation and detention of prisoners. The Bush administration and the Israeli government have justified uses of torture against prisoners as necessary in the "war on terror."

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