Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hamas attacks another human rights organization

Palestine Press Agency reports this morning that Hamas militants stormed and closed the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens Rights in Gaza City.

The Hamas members barred employees from going to work and threatened them if they didn't comply.

This follows Hamas' reported attack on an international charity on Monday.

These attacks on Gaza institutions have accelerated sharply since the UNHRC's one-sided condemnation of Israel last week. From Hamas' perspective, the UN has just given them much more honor and legitimacy than they had before, as the Goldstone report was respectful towards Hamas and created artificial distinctions between the Hamas Gaza government and its terrorist wing.