Thursday, October 25, 2007


Amnesty International has issued a 58 page report harshly critical of rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for harming civilians in their deadly clashes - Amnesty slams Fatah, Hamas clashes.

"During the clashes, gunmen mounted attacks from civilian apartment buildings and hospitals and targeted rival patients in their hospital beds, the London-based organization said. Gunmen used crowded residential neighborhoods as war zones, firing mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and bullets from civilian buildings."

The behaviour described is standard operating procedure for armed Palestinian groups irrespective of whether they are fighting against their own factions or against the Israelis. The total disregard for the concern and welfare of their own people is appalling.

The difference in this case is that the Israelis can hardly be blamed for the resulting carnage and this also happens to be the reason why news of the report is likely to be confined to the blank pages.

1 comment:

gulliver_on_tour said...

Who would have ever thought that a report on terrorists like Hamas and Fatah would come to the conclusion that they have a total disrespect for human rights?