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    Palestinians complain of widespread torture in PA detention centers

    From Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

    "It is a slaughter house," "even the Gestapo didn't do this;" I spent many years in Israeli jails, and never experienced some thing like that." These are some of the comments and observations made by people who have just been released from Palestinian Authority (PA) lockups and detention centers.

    The PA said it formally and completely stopped physical torture in its numerous detention centers as of October 2000, especially following protests by the donor countries which complained that their tax-payers' money was being used to torture suspected political opponents in the West Bank.

    However, recent reports and testimonies gathered by human rights organizations and journalists have shown that intensive, even life-threatening torture is still being widely practiced by PA security authorities with or without the knowledge of the political authorities.
     
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    RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Pentagon has named Admiral Paul Bushong as the new US security coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Bushong will replace Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Moeller, and will be responsible for building up the PA security forces, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

    The U.S. security coordinator for Israel and the PA is located at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem and is formally responsible for building the PA security infrastructure.

    Pentagon names navy admiral as new security coordinator in WB

    The PA security forces are recruited, armed, paid, and trained by the US
     
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    Two points:
    1) I notice that the victim of "Palestinian" brotherly love admits he spent years in Israeli prisons and was never treated as he was by his brethren.
    2) How did TinHorn, the world's premier panderer of PIC (The Voice of Palestine) camel crap, get scooped on this story? Well, TinHorn?
     
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    I have been posting about the PA security forces for years. Starting back when US General Keith Dayton was running the show.
     
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    I very much doubt that any American general is 'running' the PA's security force.


    As to this: ":The PA security forces are recruited, armed, paid, and trained by the US" - I'd like to see the sources for this interesting information. The last I heard, the PA signed the checks......
     
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    Our Man in Palestine

    At the center of the Palestinian government’s security reforms are several “special battalions” of the National Security Forces (NSF), an eight-thousand-member gendarmerie that makes up the largest unit of the 25,000-strong Palestinian armed forces in the West Bank.11 The officer in charge of the vetting, training, equipping, and strategic planning of these special battalions is Lieutenant General Keith Dayton, the United States security coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Dayton, meanwhile, was overseeing the recruitment, training, and equipping of Abbas’s rapidly expanding security forces.25 Khaled Meshaal, chief of Hamas’s politburo, delivered a fiery speech denouncing “the security coup” as a “conspiracy” supported by “the Zionists and the Americans”—charges Fatah denied.

    Our Man in Palestine by Nathan Thrall | The New York Review of Books
     
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    Depending upon which local franchise of jihad Intl. Inc., is currently at war with its competing franchise, torture seems to be a common activity for the restless "yutes" to spend some quality time with their friends from muhammud's (swish), neighbourhood.

    This article describes some of the fun and games that took place during the Hamas vs. Fatah civil war a few years ago.


    LiveLeak.com - 'Hamas torturing Fatah in Gaza'



    RELATED Al-Aksa: We also fought IDF in Gaza A Fatah official in Ramallah told the Post that at least 100 of his men have been killed or wounded as a result of the massive crackdown by Hamas. He said that some of the Fatah activists had been brutally tortured by Hamas militiamen.

    He said that the perpetrators belonged to Hamas's armed wing, Izaddin al-Kassam, and the movement's Internal Security Force.

    According to the Fatah official, at least three of the detainees had their eyes put out by their Hamas interrogators, who accused them of providing Israel during the war with information about the location of Hamas militiamen and leaders.

    A number of Hamas leaders and spokesman claimed in the past few days that Fatah members in the Gaza Strip had been spying on their movement and passing on the information to Israel.
     
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    In 2007, Dahlan assisted in a U.S. plan to overthrow the elected Hamas government in Gaza, but the coup failed when Hamas carried out a counter-coup, and routed Fatah forces in Gaza instead.[5]

    Dahlan organised paramilitary units of several thousand fighters trained with American assistance in Arab countries, and lobbied Israel to allow Fatah forces in Gaza to receive large shipments of arms and ammunition to fight Hamas.[27]

    Mohammed Dahlan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    So shall I understand that you don't object to the torture of Arab/Moslem prisoners as long as the torture is carried out by Arabs/moslems ?
     
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    Of course you missed the point.
     

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