A recent post on another blog accurately called for an end to torture.
I wholeheartedly agree. Torture is wrong and should never be used.
But if we are going to talk about torture, and if we are going to call for an end to torture based on human rights, we must call for an end to torture EVERYWHERE. And that means, whether some people would like to admit it or not, it means we call for an end to torture and unjust detainments of Palestinians by the Israeli Defense Forces. Torture happens (go here to read about torture in Israeli prisons). Torture happens to children.
One only has to go to the Amnesty International page for Israel & the Occupied Territories to see that the presence of torture exists in Israel & Palestine – torture committed by Israeli troops and police, against Palestinians.
I am against torture, and in agreement with this blog that it must end. But, I wonder if they will be willing to admit that torture EVERYWHERE must end – particularly when the guilty party is Israel and the victims are Palestinians.