Rights group wants funds cut to Palestinian forces

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    JERUSALEM – The U.S. and the European Union should cut off funds to Palestinian security services in the West Bank until the Palestinians investigate accusations of abuse against protesters, a human rights group said.

    Since January 2009, Palestinians have filed more than 360 allegations of torture against Palestinian security agencies with the official Palestinian ombudsman for human rights abuses, but no Palestinian Authority security official has been convicted of torture or other abuses, Human Rights Watch said.

    The group also called on Abbas to order an independent investigation into claims that Palestinian interrogators tortured a Palestinian man to death last year.

    Haitham Amer died while detained by interrogators in the West Bank city of Hebron. A Palestinian military court acquitted the five security officers accused in his death because of a lack of evidence, despite an autopsy report stating that he had died due to torture, Human Rights Watch said.

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    Who could've thought. They are so poor, so robbed, so peaceful, so oppressingly occupational. How so?
     
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    Palestinian "security" is run by the US.
     
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