Letters

Human rights in Israeli occupied territories

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.61b (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:61
  1. D Summerfield
  1. Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London NW5 3EJ.

    EDITOR, - Successive reports by Amnesty International and other human rights bodies about the torture of Palestinian detainees during interrogation have become more difficult to ignore within Israel. Exposure of the institutionalised collusion of doctors during military service has recently forced the Israeli Medical Association to take a stand on this issue.1

    At an international conference, “Mental Health and the Challenge of Peace,” held in Gaza in mid-September-The first of its kind in the occupied territories-evidence was produced of the after effects of these experiences for victims. The Gaza …

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