“Instead of upholding justice, the Hamas authorities and leadership have continuously encouraged and facilitated these appalling crimes against powerless individuals. Their failure to even condemn the unlawful killings, abduction and torture of perceived suspects leaves them effectively with blood on their hands,” said Philip Luther.
Lazareva, Inna. “Hamas ‘tortured Palestinian collaborators’ in Gaza hospital: An Amnesty International report details ‘spine-chilling’ war crimes including summary executions and torture committed against Palestinians in Gaza during last summer’s war with Israel.” The Telegraph, May 27, 2015.
From the PDF of the Amnesty International Report (p. 12):
Amnesty International is concerned that the bodies and mechanisms set up by the Hamas de facto administration to carry out law enforcement and the administration of justice lack the necessary skills, independence, oversight, and accountability to ensure that the rule of law is respected for both victims and accused; to protect individuals from human rights abuses against them; to ensure that victims have access to effective mechanisms to obtain redress; and that accused persons are afforded due process. On the contrary, it seems clear that perpetrators of human rights abuses continue to enjoy impunity, and that the Hamas de facto administration lacks the political will to hold perpetrators of such crimes to account, particularly Hamas members, and to respect fundamental human rights, including the rights to life and to be free from torture.
Amnesty International. “Palestine (State of): ‘Strangling Necks’ Abductions, torture and summary killings of Palestinians by Hamas forces during the 2014 Gaza/Israel conflict.” Link to PDF download page, May 26, 2015.
Additional Reference Having To Do With The Rule of No Law
Hall, John. “Now ISIS incurs the wrath of Hamas: Islamic State ransacks Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp and massacres residents – prompting vow of revenge from Palestinian fighters.” Daily Mail, May 27, 2015.
Sherwood, Harriet. “Hamas accused of routine torture of detainees in Gaza Strip: Human Rights Watch report says three Palestinians have been executed after ‘confessions’ apparently obtained under coercion.” The Guardian, October 3, 2012.
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