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What Happens to Palestinians Who Demand a Better Life? by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

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Apr. 12, 2019

  • Mohammed Safi is reported to have lost his eyesight while being held in a Hamas prison. His crime: participation in demonstrations calling for an end to the economic crisis in the Gaza Strip and protesting new taxes imposed by the Hamas rulers.
  • “The interrogator hit him in the head from behind three times and told him: ‘This is so you won’t be able to see at all.'” — Ahmed Safi, Mohammed Safi’s brother.
  • Safi simply sought to communicate that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are living under a brutal Islamist regime that has offered them nothing but terror — directed towards Israel and towards themselves. He wanted the world to know that Palestinian leaders deflect the heat on the Palestinian street towards Israel.
  • Safi chose to speak truth to power and place the misery of the Palestinians in Gaza squarely where it belongs: at the feet of Hamas. He paid dearly for that choice. Meanwhile, Hamas leaders can now claim another “achievement” in their jihad against Israel: they managed to transform a clear-headed and courageous young man into a blind and disabled one.

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