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    sharonbn
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    US report: Israeli forces seriously abused Palestinian detainees

    The Israeli government generally respected the human rights of its citizens in 2006, a US State Department report published Tuesday said.

    However, according to the department’s annual survey of human rights practices, there were problems in some areas, including serious abuses by some members of the security forces against Palestinian detainees.

    “Poor conditions and improper application of security internment procedures persisted in some detention and interrogation facilities,” it said.

    The report said institutional, legal, and societal discrimination against Israeli Arabs continued, and non-Orthodox Jews and other religious groups continued to face discrimination in personal and civil status matters.

    “The educational systems for Arab and Jewish students remained unequal. Traf in and abuse of women and foreign workers remained a problem in some areas and industries although the government passed new anti-traf legislation,” the report said.

    “De facto discrimination against persons with disabilities occurred, and government corruption and other criminal activity by political leaders was a problem

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...373287,00.html

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    varian
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    The US State Department??? Now there is a world esteemed bag of worms. Did they happen to mention anything about the treatment of wounded veterans (aka. American heros) at Walter Reed??? I didn't think so. Tell State to bugger off then!!!

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    "De facto discrimination against persons with disabilities occurred"

    That's a new one. Anyone have a clear idea of what Israel is being accused in this case?

    Oh wait, maybe they're finally coming clean and admitting they view Arab refugees as people with disabilities.

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    Illuminatus
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    I agree "The US State Department??? "

    This is nothing more than the opinions of a bunch of overpaid Federal government careerists bloviating their ignorance with taxpayers money.

    Here's the State Depts 2006, $65 million annual review:

    http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2006/

    Well lookie there: Switzerland, Canada, Sweden and even Britain also have "Human Rights negatives".

    (click) I think I found the perfect country

    ^_^

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    sharonbn
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    I was wondering what The US State Department has to say about treatment and conditions at Guantanamo Bay ....

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    Illuminatus
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharonbn View Post

    I was wondering what The US State Department has to say about treatment and conditions at Guantanamo Bay ....
    The U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is considered one of the top ten "prefered locations" for naval personel to be stationed at.

    http://www.nsgtmo.navy.mil/

    Though isolated, its a tropical paradise of sandy beaches, lush flora and warm Caribean breezes as the sun sets.

    About 9,200 (mostly Navy sailors) people support on going operations for the US Southern and Atlantic Fleets who live and work in some of the most modern barracks and facilities in the military.

    The State Dept. has no business and nothing to say about an excellent 100 year old base or the "treatment and conditions at Guantanamo Bay".

    ^_^

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    KettleWhistle
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    Whomever wrote this report must've either dropped some acid or was bribed by some Arab entities. These people obviously never seen an Israeli prison. And I really have no clue what they are talking about here: "non-Orthodox Jews and other religious groups continued to face discrimination in personal and civil status matters." Most Israelis are non-Orthodox.

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    sharonbn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminatus View Post
    The State Dept. has no business and nothing to say about an excellent 100 year old base or the "treatment and conditions at Guantanamo Bay".
    very funny.

    Guantánamo Bay detainment camp serves as a joint military prison and interrogation camp under the leadership of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) and has occupied a portion of the United States Navy's base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002.[1] The prison holds people suspected by the executive branch of the U.S. government of being al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives, but with some people no longer considered suspects who are being held pending relocation elsewhere. The prisoners were captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantan...etainment_camp

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    Cuba?

    Flies as big as sparrows, humidity in the low 3 figures, heat like the inside of a pizza oven in hell.

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    ...and excellent food, excellent salsa dancing, very nice looking girls, the best cigars in the world....

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    nbarzelay
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    I prefer Dominican cigars over Cubans.

    Anyways, this report is bogus. Full of generalizations, as in no specifics, percentages, or anything sourced.

    What the hell does this mean:

    “Poor conditions and improper application of security internment procedures persisted in some detention and interrogation facilities,” it said.
    As we are not treating potential security threats/terrorists as good as a 3 star Red Roof Inn? Maybe we should offer these detainees with a complementary halal continental breakfast.

    Please, please, oh, please, write a good report at the front desk, you know, that little yellow card, and slip it in mailbox or give it to the front desk clerk on your way out. We appreciate your comments! Thank you! Come again!

    This twit should be reminded of that other article on this forum about Palestinian/Arab detainees using 6 times the water as Israeli citizens, and they have bloody lawns!

    Enough with the jabberwockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharonbn View Post
    “Poor conditions and improper application of security internment procedures persisted in some detention and interrogation facilities,” it said.
    Yep. Terrorists just don't get the 5-star hotel treatment any more. What;s the world coming to?

    “De facto discrimination against persons with disabilities occurred, and government corruption and other criminal activity by political leaders was a problem
    Well, they're correct about that. Maybe the State Dept. should send in the Marines to forcefully remove Olmert to solve that problem???

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    KettleWhistle
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbarzelay View Post
    As we are not treating potential security threats/terrorists as good as a 3 star Red Roof Inn? Maybe we should offer these detainees with a complementary halal continental breakfast.
    They get this and then some. Private showers, cell phones, food supplies to make their own sandwitches and such, satelyte TV, and playstations. The only thing they don't get is some heterosexual nookie any time they want because the Israeli system wouldn't let their wifes stay with them.

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    nbarzelay
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    Quote Originally Posted by KettleWhistle View Post
    They get this and then some. Private showers, cell phones, food supplies to make their own sandwitches and such, satelyte TV, and playstations. The only thing they don't get is some heterosexual nookie any time they want because the Israeli system wouldn't let their wifes stay with them.
    So it's solely a sausage fest then.

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    Illuminatus
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    very funny.
    ?

    I didn't know you were refering to JTF-GTMO.

    I thought you were conveying a heart felt concern for our brave men and women in uniform at Guantanamo Naval Station.

    The JTF-GITMO Detention Center is on a far corner of the base. They are not prisoners, they are detainees suspected of being "Enemy Combatants". The Supreme Court designated the term during WWII to define an enemy that is not wearing a uniform and belongs to legal military force. In this particular case, it involved several German agent operatives who were planning to blow-up the Broolyn Bridge in NYC.

    Until the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations provide the legal definition and framework for "terrorists", the detainees (who were either found fighing on, or fleeing from the battlefield in Afghanistan in the winter of 2001/2 or are members of al-Qa'eda); will be called "Enemy Combatants" up until the time they are tried in a military court of law to determine thier POW status or punishment.

    May I assure all sympathizers to the al-Qa'eda movement that their detainees are being treated extremely well, with excellent health care and medicine, clean well kept detention dormatories, abundant religiously approved food, modern exercise facilites and Red Cross visitations.

    btw, you can read more here: http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/

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