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Israeli interrogators abused Palestinians: report

Israeli interrogators abused Palestinians: report

JERUSALEM: Israeli Shin Bet undercover agents have abused Palestinians during questioning at a detention centre, some detainees have alleged in a report published on Tuesday by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
The report was based on the testimonies of 121 Palestinians held in 2009 at the Petah Tikva holding facility near Tel Aviv, with 9 percent of those interviewed accusing interrogators of using physical violence against them.
“The violations include cruel detention

Peace with Palestinians would help US on Iran: Peres

Israel needs good ties with the US to survive and must be more understanding of US demands over securing peace with the Palestinians, Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Friday.
Peres said an end to the Palestinian conflict would improve the US’ own security position in the Middle East and help isolate Iran. His comments came as a diplomatic deadlock deepened over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to bow to demands from Washington to extend a freeze

Palestinians seek Arab backing to abandon peace talks

Clinton reassures Abbas US efforts to coax Israeli PM into renewing a temporary ban on settlement building would continue ‘until the very last minute’
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas was on Friday to seek the support of Arab leaders to quit peace talks after Israel adamantly refused to exend a freeze on settlement building in the West Bank.
Abbas, who arrived in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday, was to lay out his position on whether to continue US-backed