AFP - Israeli security services use family members of Palestinian prisoners to apply "illegal psychological pressure" and force detainees to confess, a new report on torture released on Sunday said.
The 83-page report by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel revealed the use of interrogation methods condemned as torture or ill treatment under international law, which "cause severe psychological suffering to interrogees and to their innocent relatives," it said in a statement.
"Shin Beth made use sometimes of scenarios leading spouses, wives or mothers (of prisoners) to believe that they were under arrest and were going to be tortured and that no one would take care of their children," Yoav Loeff, a spokesman for the committee, told AFP.
"It is at the very least curious that an organisation charged with fighting against terrorism uses terrorist methods," he added.
RLCC Comment: "It is at the very least curious that an organisation charged with fighting against terrorism uses terrorist methods...." What it is, is down right hypocritical and inexcusable. It's barbaric. It gives Jews a bad name. Other Jews, decent Jews, decent descendants of Jacob, should put a stop to it and stop being wishy-washy about their evil behaving brothers and sisters.
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