May 27, 2015
“Hamas forces carried out a brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel,” report says • “These spine-chilling actions … were designed to exact revenge and spread fear.”
2 further related articles:
Amnesty International Says Hamas Tortured, Killed Palestinians – Batsheva Sobelman (Los Angeles Times)
Hamas, which controls Gaza, arrested and tortured dozens of Palestinians and executed at least 23 during the war against Israel in Gaza last year, Amnesty International said in a report releasedWednesday.
Hamas exploited the fighting against Israel in July and August to “ruthlessly settle scores,” including with members of Fatah, the rival political faction, Amnesty said.
Hamas carried out “spine-chilling actions, some of which amount to war crimes…. Torture and cruel treatment of detainees in an armed conflict is a war crime. Extrajudicial executions are also war crimes.”
See also“Strangling Necks”: Abductions, Torture and Summary Killings of Palestinians by Hamas Forces during the 2014 Gaza/Israel Conflict (Amnesty International)
(Click on the title of either article to see the whole article…Ed.)