UN Panel Against Torture Flags 'Excessive Force' by Israel

May 13, 2016 10:21 AM

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A U.N. panel against torture has expressed concerns about allegations of "excessive use of force," including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas.

The Committee Against Torture, which works under the office of the U.N. human rights chief, on Friday released its "concluding observations" about Israel and five other countries — France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Philippines — as part of regular reviews by the panel.

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