Amnesty Nails Hamas for War Crimes

28 05 2015

Now here is a refreshing story. In a departure from the usual media anti-Israel narrative, Amnesty International has finally exposed war crimes by Hamas in last summer’s Gaza war.

My good friend Daniel Karvonen, from Mankato, MN. tipped me off to what turns out to be quite a number of reports across media. In contrast to the normal drumbeat accusing Israel this is real news to Western media.

Amnesty accuses Hamas of ‘war crimes’ in Gaza conflict 

© FRANCE 24 | A screen grab from a FRANCE 24 video shows children playing near a Hamas rocket launcher in Gaza.

© FRANCE 24 | A screen grab from a FRANCE 24 video shows children playing near a Hamas rocket launcher in Gaza.

Islamist militants from Hamas committed war crimes against fellow Palestinians in Gaza – including killings, kidnappings and torture – during the summer 2014 conflict with Israel, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

The London-based rights group detailed a “brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel” by Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

“In the chaos of the conflict, the de facto Hamas administration granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuses including against people in its custody,” said Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa director, Philip Luther.

“These spine-chilling actions, some of which amount to war crimes, were designed to exact revenge and spread fear across the Gaza Strip,” he said.

The report, entitled “Strangling Necks“, details the “extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others”. (Latest update : 2015-05-27)

Here are two more reports; one from CNN : Amnesty report says Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinians

and surprisingly, a report from Aljazeera America.: Amnesty finds ‘spine chilling’ Hamas crimes

Still, I have not seen it on TV News, but am glad the report is out there. Israel is always fighting an uphill battle in the propaganda war. We can pray for the truth to come out, but we must also speak up when we have an opportunity. Being a Christina Zionist is not a passive position. Let us speak truth to lies in every situation.

A favorite Scripture verse carries a profound truth and with it the responsibility to verbally declare righteous truth. If we do not, evil voices will prevail. The result will be the destruction of all we hold dear. A great way to be reminded to pray for Israel, for our city and for our country is when you see your digital clock with the numbers 11:11. It happens twice a day, and connects us to Proverbs 11:11. Use it as a boost of memory to pray and speak out loud a blessing.

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:11

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