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Israel/OT: Amnesty Sends Its Third Mission

Israel/OT: Amnesty International sends its third mission

* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *

17 November 2000 MDE 15/063/2000 219/00

Amnesty International will send its third mission since the end of September to Israel and the Occupied Territories on 18 November.

The mission will include Dr Elizabeth Hodgkin, a researcher from Amnesty International's International Secretariat, Garth Meintjes, Associate Director of the Centre for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School, Indiana, USA, and Louise Marix Evans, a former staff member of Amnesty International.

The delegates will follow up the trials of those who have been arrested over the past two months. They will assess the situation and hold meetings with Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists and victims, as well as officials.

Amnesty International has documented its findings of the previous two missions in two separate reports. The organization strongly criticised the Israeli's security forces excessive use of force and the punitive attacks by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians. The latest report focused on the breaches in judicial procedures regarding the arrest and detention of Palestinians, including children.

To arrange interviews with the delegates please call Amnesty International's Press Office on + 44 207 413 5566 or 00 44 7778 472 109

See Amnesty International reports on the Israel and occupied Territories crises MDE 15/058/2000, "Mass arrests and police brutality", 10 November 2000 MDE 15/041/2000, " Excessive use of lethal force", 19 October 2000

All documents released by Amnesty International on the Crisis could be found on: http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/countries/israel/occupied+territ ories

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