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Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Responsible for Torture by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

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Jan. 8, 2016

  • For the mainstream media and human rights organizations, human rights violations are news only when they come with a “made in Israel” sticker on them.
  • The Palestinian Authority (PA) has used international aid funds to build prisons and detention centers in the West Bank where torture has become the norm.
  • Dr. Ammar Dwaik, Director General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights, a Palestinian group, revealed that his group received 782 complaints regarding torture — 168 in the West Bank and 614 in the Gaza Strip.
  • Both Hamas and the PA each fears that in a free election it could lose some of its power. Why hold an election if you are not sure about the results?
  • Needed desperately: scrutiny of Palestinian society by international media and human rights groups — beginning with Palestinian prisons. Anyone stepping up?

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