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Khaleej Times:: Palestinian rights groups slam Gaza police raid

17-01-2012 00:00

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Two Palestinian human rights group on Monday condemned the use of “excessive” force by policemen against Shiites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights denounced “the excessive force used by Hamas security forces against citizens observing their Shiite religion on Saturday in Beit Lahiya,” in the north of the Strip.
It also called on Gaza’s Islamist authorities to probe the allegations.
The Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights, meanwhile, condemned the actions of security forces as a “violation of freedom of opinion, expression and belief.

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