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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dayton troops involved in torture of Hamas member?

The Guardian reports on the fourth death in Fatah custody in 2009 of a suspected member of Hamas. Torturing their 'Palestinian brothers' is nothing new for either Fatah or Hamas. But between the lines, Rory McCarthy seems to imply that some of the Fatah troops involved in this incident were members of the Dayton Force, 'Palestinian police' trained by US General Keith Dayton (pictured) at American taxpayer expense. Here's McCarthy:
Palestinian human rights groups say the abuse and torture of prisoners by Fatah-led security forces in the West Bank and by Hamas forces in Gaza is all too common. Three detainees have died in Hamas custody in Gaza this year.

The deaths come at a time when a $161m (about £100m) US-led effort is under way in the West Bank to train several battalions of the Palestinian National Security Forces, in preparation for possible future statehood.

At least 15 security officials have been investigated over the death of Amr, according to the Palestinian interior minister, Said Abu Ali. He said several officers were on trial at a military court, but he would not give their names or ranks.
If the Dayton forces weren't involved in this murder, why would they be mentioned like that in the middle of the article?

Isn't this great: A US trained force of torturers and murderers. And if this is how they treat Hamas, imagine how they will treat Jews if given the opportunity.

What could go wrong?


At 4:32 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I wonder if that's the real reason Ismail Haniyeh scotched the "brotherhood" deal with Fatah.



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