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yankcanuck
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posted 16 October 2004 04:37 PM      Profile for yankcanuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5251751/

Secrets Of Unit 1391
Uncovering an Israeli jail that specializes in nightmares

By Dan Ephron
Newsweek

June 28 issue - Sometimes a country's darkest secrets have a way of surfacing in the most offhanded manner. Gad Kroizer, an Israeli historian, was researching old British police buildings when he stumbled on a 70-year-old map drawn by a government architect. The map showed the location of 62 police compounds built by the British in Palestine in the late 1930s and early 1940s where both Arabs and Jews who agitated against Britain's occupation were interrogated. What caught Kroizer's eye was a camp called Meretz, which he had not seen on any contemporary Israeli map or read about in any modern writing on security compounds in the Jewish state. "There was a discrepancy between the map I had and the lists I'd been looking at," says Kroizer, who lives in Jerusalem and teaches at Bar-Ilan University. "I started putting two and two together."

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WingNut
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posted 16 October 2004 05:53 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yet another fine example of Israeli democracy in action.
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DrConway
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posted 16 October 2004 06:13 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Secret prisons? Violations of basic human rights? Torture?

Hmm. Sounds more like the Gestapo or the KGB than a legitimate police force.


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may05
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posted 16 October 2004 07:28 PM      Profile for may05     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's kinda old news:
torture is legalized in israeli jails!!!

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lacabombi
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posted 16 October 2004 07:28 PM      Profile for lacabombi     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Talk about a rogue State !!
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skdadl
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posted 17 October 2004 08:11 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
yankcanuck, that's an important report, and thanks for the link.

I think you've reproduced the entire article, though, and we cannot do that on babble for reasons of copyright. Can you go back into that post and cut the quoted material back to an excerpt of a couple of paragraphs?

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yankcanuck
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posted 18 October 2004 05:04 PM      Profile for yankcanuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
ok Thank you skdadl
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