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Thursday, April 11, 2013

What difference would it make?

'Human rights watch' is criticizing Hamas for failing to 'investigate' the deaths of seven collaborators who were executed by Hamas during Operation Pillar of Defense.
Ihab al-Ghusain, head of the Hamas government media office, denied the allegation and said an inquiry headed by the prosecutor general was set up shortly after the incidents and had made recommendations to the cabinet. He did not elaborate.
The slain men were serving prior jail sentences for passing information to Israel when, HRW said, gunmen pulled them from their cells and killed them. Some of their corpses were dragged in Gaza's streets by motorcycles to chants of "God is Great."
One of the men was killed on November 16 and his body was left for the public to see on a busy street. The other six were killed and mutilated four days later.\
Following the incidents, Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk called the killings "unlawful" and said the perpetrators "should be punished and it must not be repeated."
Human Rights Watch said their convictions may have been based on evidence extracted through torture, and that an inquiry into their deaths pledged by Hamas seems not to have begun.
"Hamas's inability or unwillingness to investigate the brazen murders of seven men makes a mockery of its claims that it's upholding the rule of law in Gaza," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for the New York-based HRW.
"Even before the killings, the abuses the men suffered made the criminal justice system a travesty, regardless of their guilt or innocence," she said.
Since when is Whitson so concerned about 'human rights'?

And what difference would it make if Hamas conducted an 'investigation' anyway? You don't really expect them to do anything, do you?

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At 9:31 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

HRW is angry and sad that Hamas didn't say it was the Jews fault.

At 2:40 AM, Blogger mrzee said...

Whitson doesn't seem to understand that in Gaza this kind of justice isn't a bug, it's a feature.


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