Torture and executions of Palestinians by Hamas

May 28th, 2015 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year’s war with Israel.

A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel put the number of its dead at 67 soldiers and six civilians.

“Hamas forces carried out a brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel and others during Israel’s military offensive against Gaza,” the human rights group’s report said.

The report is here. Some extracts:

They subjected at least 23 people to summary, extrajudicial executions. Six of these men, at least one of whom was arrested during the conflict on suspicion of “collaboration” but never formally charged, were extrajudicially executed in public on 22 August 2014.

No charges, no trial. Just an accusation and death. And this is of their own citizens.

In every case Amnesty International has documented, it has uncovered evidence of Hamas forces using torture during interrogation with the apparent aim of extracting a “confession” from the detainee. Testimonies indicate that victims of torture were beaten with truncheons, gun butts, hoses, wire, and fists; some were also burnt with fire, hot metal or acid. 

Again this is how they treat their own citizens.

Good on Amnesty for highlighting these cases.

Trial by timeline

October 26th, 2012 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Amnesty International has a neat tool called Trial by Timeline. It accesses your Facebook history, interrogates your Facebook friends interactions with you, and works out how many crimes you have committed in other countries.

It says I would have been convicted 1071 times of 13 different crimes in 59 countries.

A very innovate way of making people realise how many rights are lacking in other countries.

I would have been beaten 271 times, tortured 203 times and imprisoned 438 times. Not shot though, which is something. However I would have been lashed 27 times and killed by extremists 342 times (this could still happen in NZ!). Also persecuted 538 times and forced to do something once.

Try it yourself and tell me below how many convictions you would have? The closest so far to me I have seen is 248!