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Gaza - Hamas Blasts 'Unfair' Amnesty Report Alleging War Crimes In Gaza

Published on: May 27, 2015 09:32 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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File: Palestinians ride through the streets of Gaza City with the body of a man tied to a motorcycle killed for allegedly working undercover for Israel in Gaza. (Credit: EPA) File: Palestinians ride through the streets of Gaza City with the body of a man tied to a motorcycle killed for allegedly working undercover for Israel in Gaza. (Credit: EPA)

Gaza - Hamas on Wednesday dismissed as “unfair and unprofessional” a report by Amnesty International that accused its security forces of killing and torturing Palestinians during last year’s Operation Protective Edge.

The Hamas Interior Ministry condemned the report, which was released for publication early Wednesday. “The report was based on sensationalism and exaggeration of a few incidents that took place under unusual circumstances during the Israeli aggression,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Eyad al-Bazm. “This is an unprofessional report.”

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Al-Bazm said that Hamas is prepared to cooperate with local and international human rights organizations wishing to investigate the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas representative Mohamed Faraj al-Ghul also blasted the Amnesty report, which accused his movement of carrying out summary executions of “collaborators” during last year’s war.

Al-Ghul described the report as “unlawful and biased in favor of Israeli occupation.”

He claimed that the report was “lacking in transparency and objectivity,” adding that it was also full of distortions because it “blames the victims, who are the Palestinian people.”

The Hamas official said that Israel alone bears the responsibility for the killing of “collaborators” because it launched air strikes on security installations where they were being held. He said that some Palestinians who had been sentenced to death for “collaboration” with Israel managed to escape from detention because of the Israeli attacks.

“The report ignored the systematic crimes perpetrated by the occupation against the Palestinian people,” the Hamas official added. “It accuses the victims who were being killed and describes them as murderers.”

A statement released by Hamas called on Amnesty International “to adopt professional methods before making false allegations.”

It said that Hamas was not responsible for the executions that took place in the Gaza Strip during the conflict.

“The occupation alone bears responsibility for recruiting the collaborators whose role was to kill, sabotage and cause chaos.” The statement claimed that some of the Palestinian victims mentioned in the report were killed by families of their victims.

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 May 28, 2015 at 02:19 AM alterknaker Says:

Both, the Palestinians, and amnesty are 1 big bunch of comedians, unfortunately,

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 May 28, 2015 at 06:58 AM heeb Says:

And now the hunter becomes the hunted. ..........sweet!

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 May 28, 2015 at 09:09 AM Yoseph Says:

"The Hamas official said that Israel alone bears the responsibility for the killing of “collaborators” because it launched air strikes on security installations where they were being held."

As Menachem Begin said: "Goyim kill goyim and they blame the Jews".

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 May 28, 2015 at 10:17 AM yankee96 Says:

it would be really funny if the whole situation with these savages would not be so sad.

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 May 28, 2015 at 03:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Just look at the picture above and the humor in their denials becomes even more pronounced. If it wasn't so sad it'd be very funny.

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