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Torture spikes in Gaza and West Bank jails

Rights group says cases of torture increased by a third in a year, with both Israeli and Palestinian forces to blame.

Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 08:57
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Cases of torture in prisons in the West Bank and Gaza have increased by a third in a year, according to a human rights group.

The Independent Commission for Human Rights says both the Israeli army and Palestinian security forces are responsible.

Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton reports from Hebron.

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