Human rights violations cited

JERUSALEM, Dec. 31 (JTA) — Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations issued a joint report accusing Israel and the Palestinian self-rule authority of widespread violations. Israel is accused of violations in the areas of torture, denying freedom of movement and failing to prosecute settlers suspected of violence against Palestinians. The Palestinian Authority came under criticism for widespread arbitrary arrests, torture and ill treatment of detainees as well as for violating freedom of expression.

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