A Human Rights Watch report from the summer condemns Palestinian war crimes…against Palestinians. Proving my long-argued theory that hate crimes and/or human rights abuses are defined by Muslims getting hurt in the course of trying to kill Jews:
(New York, June 13, 2007) – During recent fighting in the Gaza Strip, armed Palestinian groups have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, in some cases amounting to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.
In internal Palestinian fighting over the last three days, both Fatah and Hamas military forces have summarily executed captives, killed people not involved in hostilities, and engaged in gun battles with one another inside and near Palestinian hospitals…“These attacks by both Hamas and Fatah constitute brutal assaults on the most fundamental humanitarian principles,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for Human Rights Watch. “The murder of civilians not engaged in hostilities and the willful killing of captives are war crimes, pure and simple.”
Wow — it sure does sound pure, simple and unequivocal when it’s Palestinians being killed as opposed to Israelis (which always complicates what constitutes “violence”).
On Sunday, Hamas military forces captured 28-year-old Muhammad Swairki, a cook for President Mahmoud Abbas’s presidential guard, and executed him by throwing him to his death, with his hands and legs tied, from a 15-story apartment building in Gaza City. Later that night, Fatah military forces shot and captured Muhammad al-Ra’fati, a Hamas supporter and mosque preacher, and threw him from a Gaza City high-rise apartment building. On Monday, Hamas military forces attacked the home in Beit Lahiya of Jamal Abu al-Jadiyan, a senior Fatah official, captured him, and executed him on the street with multiple gunshots.
Here’s the best part:
If you need information on where to send your donations to further aid the Palestinian cause, please contact the EU.
I’d say these events indicate we’ve “helped” enough, no?
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