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U.S. Human Rights Official Says He and Rabin Reached Understanding

June 9, 1988
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Richard Schifter, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, is said to be pleased with the understanding he reached in talks here earlier this week with Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

The matter they discussed was the reporting and investigation of human rights violations in the Israeli-administered territories. This has been a sore point between Washington and Jerusalem on which the United States recently warned Israel.

Schifter met with Rabin on Monday after touring the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He expressed his satisfaction at a meeting Tuesday with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

The American official also met with Gen. Dan Shomron, the Israel Defense Force chief of staff, and with the chief military prosecutor and his staff.

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