Due to a truce with Israel, Hamas will take a break from launching rockets at the Jewish state, and begin executing and torturing members of rival Palestinian group Fatah immediately.
(01-22) 04:00 PST Ramallah, West Bank –
As Israel’s last troops left the Gaza Strip Wednesday, Hamas officials conceded that they are executing Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel during the three-week invasion.
In the West Bank, Fatah officials said at least 19 of its members have been executed and many more brutally tortured. Gaza residents say Hamas is using schools and other public buildings in Gaza City, and the towns of Khan Yunis and Rafah as detention centers to interrogate members of Fatah, their political rivals. They said three men have been blinded during questioning and more than 60 have been shot in the legs as punishment.
“They are committing human rights violations in a very brutal manner,” Mahmoud Habbash, Palestinian Authority minister of social welfare said in Ramallah. “Not only did Israel perpetrate war crimes, but Hamas also has been targeting innocent Palestinians.”
‘Kisses to Israeli warplanes’
A leaflet distributed by the Fatah military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, pleaded with Hamas to “respect the blood of the Palestinian martyrs” and urged them to stop pursuing Fatah members in Gaza. The leaflet said Hamas has arrested hundreds of Fatah members since the cease-fire and has threatened to shoot anyone who refuses to surrender.
While Fatah leaders in the West Bank also accused Hamas of stealing U.N. aid convoys, Hamas officials denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement for collaborating with Israel and said they no longer recognized his authority since his term officially ended on Jan. 9.
In Damascus, Moussa Abu Marzook, the Hamas deputy political leader, told reporters that senior Fatah officials had “distributed candy celebrating the Gaza offensive, sent kisses to Israeli warplanes” and “guided these planes to their targets.” Admitting that suspected collaborators were being executed in Gaza, Abu Marzook said “many people from the former Palestinian Authority viewed the Israeli offensive as an opportunity to rise to power again” in Gaza.
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See what happens when Israel pulls out of Gaza? The muslims turn on each other. Just like in Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, and Sudan. Of course since it is muslims killing muslims, the media will sweep it under the rug. Or they’ll find a way to blame Israel.
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