Israel accused of "war crimes"
BBC World Service, newsroom
Sunday, 9 January, 2000, 17:39 GMT
An Israeli human rights group has accused Israeli forces and their allied militia, the SLA, of committing war crimes in southern Lebanon.
Among alleged abuses highlighted by the group, B'Tselem, are the extra-judicial detention and torture of Lebanese citizens by the SLA and their imprisonment without trial in Israel, where they're held as bargaining chips for information on the fate of missing Israeli soldiers.
The group also criticises the expulsion of residents from the Israeli-occupied zone in southern Lebanon and indiscriminate firing that kills and wounds civilians.
The Israeli defence ministry said the report was full of inaccuracies.
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