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July 08, 2015

Where's the Coverage? Three Palestinian Prisoners Die in Palestinian Jails


Last week, three Palestinian men were found dead in their jail cells. Shocked that you haven’t read about this on the front page of The New York Times? Don’t be. They didn’t die in Israeli custody. Two of the men died in Palestinian Authority security facilities in Bethlehem; the third was found dead in a Hamas-controlled jail in the Gaza Strip. According to the PA and Hamas, all three committed suicide. Hmm…

As Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh writes:

When three detainees die in less than a week in Palestinian detention, this should sound an alarm bell, especially among so-called pro-Palestinian groups and human rights activists in different parts of the world.

But these folks, like the UN and mainstream media, do not care about the human rights of the Palestinians if Israel cannot be held responsible. Their obsession with Israel has made them blind to the plight of Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, as well as to the horrific crimes committed every day by Muslim terrorists in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The story of the three men who died in Palestinian jails is yet another example of the double standards that the international community and media employ when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

When an Israeli officer shoots a young man in self-defense as he attacks the officer's car with stones, the incident receives widespread coverage in the press and condemnation by United Nations officials. But when three men already in prison die under Palestinian control… Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at July 8, 2015 03:31 PM


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