Human Rights Watch and the Destruction of Rafah – Elliott Abrams (Council on Foreign Relations)
(dailyalert.org, Jan. 23, 2015)
The government of Egypt is destroying Rafah, a town in Egypt on the border of Gaza, leaving thousands of Egyptians homeless, in an effort to create a buffer zone along the border.
Human Rights Watch, which put out report after report criticizing Israel for its conduct along the same border and near Rafah, appears to be dead silent about the same conduct when Egypt undertakes it.
The writer served as deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East.