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Israel probes body abuse claims

The commander of the Israeli army has ordered an investigation into claims his troops abused Palestinian corpses. Moshe Yaalon said he intended “to reach the truth” following the allegations published in the mass-selling Israeli Yediot Ahronot newspaper. One soldier reportedly told how the head of a suicide bomber was positioned on a concrete barrier with a cigarette in its mouth, and then photographed. Such acts were forbidden in an army valuing human rights, Gen Yaalon said. “I ordered the military police to open an investigation and I intend to shed full light on this matter,” he told military radio. “It is inconceivable that such things should happen in the ranks of Israel’s army,” he added. Full Story

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