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Saturday, May 31, 2008

'Human Rights Watch' asks Hamas to 'investigate' Islamic Jihad torture

Does it get any more multi-culti PC than this? Human Rights Watch has asked Hamas to 'investigate' the abduction and torture of three 'collaborators' by Islamic Jihad in Gaza on May 20.
The three were seized on May 20 by Islamic Jihad, which said they had helped the Israel Defense Forces kill several militants, including one of its leaders. After making taped confessions , the men were handed over to the Hamas-run Interior Ministry for prosecution.

A ministry spokesman, Ehab al-Ghsain, said the detainees bore signs of torture. Islamic Jihad denied having abused them.

The New York-based rights group issued a statement on Friday calling on Hamas, which took over Gaza a year ago after routing the forces of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to exercise sole responsibility for law enforcement.

"An armed group like [Islamic Jihad's] al-Quds Brigades has no legal right to arrest, detain or interrogate suspects," said Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division [and Hamas does? CiJ].

"The Hamas authorities in Gaza, who control the governing institutions there, have a duty to prosecute those responsible for these abductions and apparent use of torture," Stork said.

Hamas should charge the three suspected spies "with a recognizable criminal offence and try them in accordance with international standards" or free them, Human Rights Watch added.

Ghsain said Hamas had rebuked Islamic Jihad over the abductions, but no legal action against the group was planned.
'Recognizable criminal offense?' Tell me they're kidding.

By the way, the picture above has nothing to do with this particular story. It's from the August 2006 murder of a 'collaborator' by the 'moderate' Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in Jenin. I guess 'Human Rights Watch' hasn't figured out yet that torturing and murdering 'collaborators' is part of the 'Palestinian' culture. Otherwise they would never make such unreasonable requests of Hamas like investigating the torture of 'collaborators.'

More on this story here. You can also find links to 'confessions' by two of the three 'collaborators' (Arabic only) posted (where else?) on YouTube.


At 10:55 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

That's funny like hell. Its like asking criminals to investigate why they break the law. Does Human Rights Watch really believe Hamasstan is going to respect the rights of its own people when it can't even respect the rights of the infidel Jews living next door? Yeah, right.


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