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Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

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Israel faces the allegations after a rare bombing in the occupied West Bank One of the men was taken to hospital with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he was wheeled into a courtroom. A third was stitched up after being attacked by a security dog. Then the three Palestinians were returned to their Israeli interrogators. They had been swept up in a sprawling manhunt launched after a roadside bomb killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her father and brother as they hiked down to a spring last August in the occupied West Bank. The attack raised fears of a sophisticated militant cell that might strike again, and Israeli interrogators appear to have treated it as a ticking time-bomb scenario. Israeli and Palestinian rights groups say there is strong evidence that they tortured several detainees, breaching Israeli and international law. The allegations against Israel are the most serious to come to light in years, and the…
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