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"In attempting to combat crimes attributed to terrorists, countless further crimes have been committed in the course of the US-led 'global war on terror,'" said the Council of Europe's Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.
"Many of those crimes have been carefully and deliberately covered up," he added.
Hammarberg went on to say that European governments have been “deeply complicit” in Washington's counterterrorism methods, which have involved torture and other serious human rights violations.
The 47-nation Council of Europe has criticized over a dozen European states for colluding in the CIA's rendition programs, in which suspects were secretly captured and dispatched to countries where torture is allowed.
"Its military nuclear and ballistic ambitions constitute a growing threat that may lead to a preventive attack against Iranian sites that would provoke a major crisis that France wants to avoid at all costs," he said.
“But because of the growing awareness amongst Israelis that the concentration of power is so enormous that it is virtually in the hands of a few prominent families,” he added.
Anti-regime protests erupted in Israel in mid-July as activists began setting up tents in Tel Aviv to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's economic and social policies.
The protests quickly spread, with tent camps appearing in many cities across Israel.
Detailing the acquisitive approaches in Israel, Schoenman said, “The financial apparatus in Israel, like that in other capitalist countries and certainly in the US, has arrogated to itself not only power but also basic income and the riches, and the financial distribution [is] in the hands of a very tiny oligarchy in Israel.”
The demonstrators are calling for a million-man march in at least 50 cities on Saturday.