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Israeli treatment of Palestinians not mentioned as civil rights abuse

The Feb. 23 world "news roundup" summary of the US State Department's recent report on human rights abuses around the world fails to mention the US "concern" over Israel's handling of the Palestinian uprising. It is shocking how you conveniently overlook the numerous confirmed reports of illegal detentions, demolitions of homes, property seizures, deportations, beatings and killings committed by the "only [so called] democracy in the Middle East."

Such a blatant omission on your part is all the more surprising, given the widespread coverage that the story has received in the national press.

One cannot but wonder about The Tech's editorial bias.

Ahmed Biyabani '90->