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Monday, December 31, 2012

But just give them a state...

This is how a 'Palestinian state' - if God forbid one ever comes into being - would look.
AOHR monitored the practices of the PA’s security agencies from January to July 2012 and used information from victims detained by the PA, their families, eye-witnesses and local NGOs in its report.
It accused the PA of arbitrary actions against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank – including torture, detentions, interrogations and firing people from their jobs.
From June 2007 until the end of 2011, PA security forces detained 13,271 Palestinian citizens and 96 percent were subjected to various methods of torture, the report said. This resulted in the death of six detainees and caused “chronic illness” in others.
Between January and July 2012, PA security agencies detained 572 people and sent summonses to 770 more.
“Among them women and old people, who were often forced to wait from early morning to the evening before being interviewed.
Some were summonsed daily for weeks on end, others were kept under virtual house arrest. The period also witnessed raids against universities, hospitals and houses in order to arrest people wanted for protesting against the Israeli occupation. PA officers confiscated equipment and personal cash, which often went missing after the searches,” the group said.
It also said the PA was guilty of torture and degrading treatment, with 18.7 percent of a sample of 300 former detainees stating that they experienced “severe torture” and 99.7% claiming that they were exposed to degrading treatment.
“With regards to the effect of detention on the lives of the detainees, 60% of those in the study explained that they now suffer from chronic diseases due to torture and the poor conditions in which they were held in detention.
On another level, 60% confirmed that repeated or extensive detention reduced them to a state of acute poverty,” the report stated.
But of course, they're blaming Israel.
It also said that the PA has not learned from its experiences with Israel, and called to halt military cooperation with the Jewish state.
“The PA’s human rights violations against the Palestinian people have amplified their suffering under the Israelis and undermined their national [unity] and struggle for selfdetermination.
It is clearly obvious that the PA hasn’t learnt from its experiences with the Israelis. On the contrary, it remains firmly committed to its campaign of detention and destroying national solidarity while serving foreign agendas which strike the Palestinian national freedom project at its core,” the report stated in its conclusion.
Part of growing up is learning to take responsibility for your own actions. Sadly, the 'Palestinians' and their Arab brothers have still not learned to do so.  

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At 4:47 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Speaking of the 'Palestinians', it's been weeks now since the exhumation of Yasser Arafat, long enough for results from medical tests of his remains. But we've heard absolutely nothing. Not a peep.

To me, that complete silence shows only one thing: the tests definitively proved Arafat had AIDS and died of an AIDS-related disease or diseases.

(Of course, PA President-For-However-Longer-Than-His-Elected-Term Abu Mazen will no doubt go on Pali TV news to announce that the medical tests proved that Arafat had AIDS, died of AIDS-related causes and then apologize to Israel for all the slander that Israel murdered Arafat. /sarc)


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