Group of US lawmakers calls for probe of alleged Israeli rights violations

A group of nearly a dozen US lawmakers have recently requested the Obama administration investigate allegations claiming that security forces from Israel and Egypt have committed “gross violations of human rights,” according to a Politico report published Tuesday. 

According to the report, the American political news outlet on Tuesday obtained a letter signed by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and 10 members of the US House of Representatives that lists alleged examples of suspected human rights abuses by the two nations’ militaries.


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