Call the UN - they'll know what to do!
Hamas is complaining that in the last six years, the 'moderate' 'Palestinian Authority,' the darlings of the West, have arrested some 15,000 'Palestinians
.' That's a heck of a lot more than Israel has arrested (Hat Tip: Herb G
The head of International Relations in the Islamic Resistance
Movement has said that political arrests made by the Palestinian
Authority against Hamas members do not reflect any serious intention
towards national reconciliation. Osama Hamdan pointed out that since
2007 the PA has arrested or summonsed around 15,000 fellow Palestinians,
mostly affiliates of the groups opposed to Fatah, including Hamas.
"Almost 120 people were arrested in the first two weeks of June alone,"
Hamdan was speaking following a statement from families of political
detainees condemning such "violations" by the PA and calling for the
authority to reveal the extent of the abuses taking place in its prisons
and detention centres. Nevertheless, he insisted that Hamas is
continuing to meet with Fatah officials to find a way to end the
Palestinian political schism.
In a letter to the Freedoms Committee, detainees' families said that
their sons and daughters are paying the price of the schism and
expressed their disappointment at the failure of the two main groups to
reconcile their differences. "Politically-motivated arrests and
detentions by the Palestinian Authority have escalated since the recent
reconciliation meeting in Cairo," said the statement. Concern was
expressed about the official silence over the campaign of arrest by the
PA security services. "These agencies are supposed to be protecting
Palestinians, not harassing, arresting and torturing them." Dozens of
detainees are being held without trial and are deprived of family
visits, the statement added.
Call the United Nations. I'm sure they'll know what to do!
Labels: Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, United Nations