The killing–or ‘assassination’ as some Palestinian rights groups describe it–Nizar Banat, 42, at the hands of Palestinian Authority security goons in Hebron is commonplace. Torture in PA prisons is the modus operandi, through which Palestinian interrogators exact ‘confessions’. Palestinian political prisoners in PA custody are usually divided into two main groups: activists who are suspected by Israel of being involved in anti-Israeli occupation activities and others who have been detained for voicing criticism of the PA’s corruption or subservience to Israel. More
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