Monday, October 12, 2009

Rights Group: Israeli military drags its feet prosecuting its own soldiers

Today I did a write-up about a report by the Israeli human rights group Yesh Din, which says that the Israeli military has a backlog of cases and complaints against its soldiers for allegedly abusing Palestinians in the West Bank. According to the rights group, it takes so long to investigate these cases that the chances of actually prosecuting any of them are slim-to-none. The particular cases sighted in the report are pretty serious, and some were filed years ago, still awaiting military approval to even open up an official investigation.

And, it got picked up by the Washington Post almost immediately.

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