“Even arresting Palestinians in the occupied territories and transferring them to Israel for imprisonment is a violation of international law, not to mention the treatment of the prisoners, including torture,” the analyst added.
Hammond is an award-winning political analyst, publisher and editor of Foreign Policy Journal, and author. His new book is Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. In 2009, he received a Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his coverage of the US’s support for Israel’s 22-day full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip, “Operation Cast Lead” (Dec. 27, 2008 – Jan. 18, 2009).
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