An upcoming report by Human Rights Watch features evidence that Palestinian security forces ruled by Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority use torture.
At a security conference in Berlin, 40 donor nations pledged £121m over the next three years to bolster the Palestinian security forces and judicial system in the West Bank.
A spokesman for the Department for International Development, which administers the funds paid to the Palestinian Authority, has said to the Times that some of the funds would be used to root out abuses.
Read: Times Online, “West Bank torturers funded by Britain,” 29 June 2008, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article4232022.ece
Read: IrinNews, “ISRAEL-OPT: Donors pledge aid to Palestinian police, judiciary,” 28 June 2008, http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=78968.