Ruler rights abuses in Gaza increases

2013-05-21 22:34

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Ramallah - A Palestinian report shows human rights abuses by the rival governments in the West Bank and Gaza are on the rise.

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights said in its annual report tabled on Tuesday that incidents of abuse were up 10% since last year.

Director Ahmed Harb said: "Most of the complaints were about torture, mistreatment, preventing and dispersing public assemblies, preventing reporters from reporting or arresting them."

The report said the rift between Palestinian factions was a main cause.

Islamic Hamas militants ousted Fatah forces from Gaza in 2007 and took power.

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority rules the West Bank.

The report said there were seven extrajudicial killings of alleged Israeli collaborators in Gaza and two Palestinians died in West Bank jails.


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