A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

If there ever is a Palestinian Arab state, here is a taste of what hapless Palestinian Arabs can expect.

Giulio Meotti

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"Palestinian policeman" tortured by Hamas
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Am I wrong or is there a blanket of terrible silence in the Western media about the Human Rights Watch new unprecedented report about the Palestinian torture?

Human Rights Watch has shed light on how the Palestinian Arabs are slaughtering each other: “Torture is the government policy of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority,” says the report. 

They reveal in detail what the Palestinian Arabs are doing to opponents and critics. “In the 25 years since Palesstinians gained a degree of self-rule over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, their authorities have established machineries of repression to crush dissent, including through the use of torture” the report continues chillingly.

This report is the result of a two-year investigation by Human Rights Watch and it draws on 86 cases in the West Bank and Gaza. “The report shows that Palestinian authorities routinely arrest people whose peaceful speech displeases them and torture those in their custody.” In one case, “they slapped him (a prisoner, g.m.), slammed his body against the wall, and held him by the neck, threatening to hit him with a plastic hose, and putting him in painful stress positions and subjecting him to shabeh or positional torture”.

Where are the famous “Friends of Palestine”? Is this torture also the fault of Israel? Is it Israel that causes the Palestinian Arabs to torture each other?

And where is Europe, always ready to charge Israel of “human rights violations”? Where are the media, those claiming “Israel tortures Ahed Tamimi” and which run on their homepages any ridiculous story that puts Israel in a bad light? Where is the United Nations, which last week hosted a shameful discussion about imposing sanctions on Israel, with the help of an Israeli useful idiot from Betselem?

The Western media should not be surprised about this report. After Hamas took over Gaza in 2007, his henchemen executed the Fatah supporters by throwing them alive from the roofs of tall buildings and the Hamas' gunmen rode their motorcycles, dragging the bodies of these opponents behind them.

Where were the media then?

After reading this report, I say that we are lucky that a “Palestinian State” has not yet been created. It would have been, as it is de facto, another Afghanistan.