Yesterday Human Rights Watch released an investigative report entitled “‘Two Authorities, One Way, Zero Dissent:’ Arbitrary Arrest and Torture Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas,“chronicling the conditions endured by Palestinian activists under the rule of Hamas. According to the report, Palestinian activists are routinely subjected to arrest and torture at the hands of their own Government. It is an interesting and unique look inside the current situation facing the people of Palestine, whom are essentially being persecuted from both sides – by Israeli authorities and Hamas.
At the present moment in time the Israeli Government refuses to recognize Palestinian as its own nation-state, demanding that Hamas be removed from Governance before Israel will ever begin to consider a two state solution. Moreover, the strict/prolonged military blockade of Gaza/Palestine was only enacted after Hamas continued to use imports to advance militaristic agendas, including the developments of weapons and fortification of underground tunnels. In other words, contrary to popular belief, as the report below outlines, Israel is not solely responsible for the human rights tragedy as it presently exists inside Palestine
Full 159 Page Report from Human Rights Watch:palestine1018_web4
This report was originally published by Human Rights Watch on October 23, 2018. It was republished, with permission, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 US License, in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of Human Rights Watch. Formatting edits added by Rogue Media Labs.