An Inclusive Litany

6/4/02

In its annual report on human rights, Amnesty International accuses Israel of holding 2,200 Palestinians on "political charges." It does not explain that term, but the report for the year 2001, which identified 1,600 such political prisoners, defines the term more clearly: "Israel continued to detain 1,600 Palestinians from the Occupied Territories and 29 Palestinians from Israel sentenced in previous years by military courts for offenses such as attacks on Israelis."

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