Monday, May 24, 2010

Freedom of assembly, Hamas-style

Al Quds al Arabi reports that the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights was prevented from holding a workshop in Gaza by Hamas.

The topic of the workshop? Rights and freedom in "Palestine!"

Hamas claimed that a meeting like that requires a permit. The NGO countered that, no, according to Palestinian Arab law,  it doesn't.

Meanwhile, Hamas also stopped an attempt to hold a protest rally against the destruction of the UNRWA summer camp facilities on Sunday morning.

Sounds like the Free Gaza flotilla of fools will have lots of opportunity to loudly protest against Hamas' crackdown of Gazans' freedom.

(That'll be the day!)