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November 21, 2001
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Amnesty International accused Israel of increasingly using torture against Palestinian suspects. In a report Tuesday to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the London-based human rights group cited “strong evidence” that Israeli security forces were using illegal methods, including painful handcuffing and sleep deprivation. Israeli ambassador Ya’akov Levy defended his country’s record, saying moderate force was used “in isolated cases.”

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