Wednesday, June 13, 2007



"Armed Palestinian groups have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law during recent fighting in the Gaza Strip, in some cases amounting to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday morning.

In internal Palestinian fighting over the last three days, both Fatah and Hamas armed forces have summarily executed captives, killed people not involved in hostilities, and engaged in gun battles with one another inside and near Palestinian hospitals."


Anonymous said...

"They're firing at us, firing RPGs, firing mortars. We're not Jews," the brother of Jamal Abu Jediyan, a Fatah commander, pleaded during a live telephone conversation with a Palestinian radio station.

Anonymous said...

For the 22-year-old Mr Suleiman, who was shot five times point blank by Hamas militants last month during a renewed bout of Palestinian infighting, this is not the Arab-Israeli conflict he learnt about as a child growing up in Gaza's desperate, rubbish-strewn alleys.

"Palestinians shoot me and Jews treat me," he laughs bitterly. "It was supposed to be different."

Anonymous said...

As usual the Australian newspaper shows the way with its editorial -,20867,21900771-7583,00.html

Terrorist twin
Australian councils should not court foreign extremists
JUST when it seemed things couldn't get much worse in the Gaza Strip, they have. This week, US-based Human Rights Watch accused both Hamas and Fatah of war crimes, including throwing men bound hand and foot from 15-storey buildings. Meanwhile, Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade used a vehicle marked "TV" to attack and try to abduct Israeli soldiers, a war crime that puts journalists in conflict zones in great danger.