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Monday, June 28, 2010

Law and order, Hamas style

Yesterday, Hamas police forcibly took money from the Islamic Bank in Gaza City, claiming that they were enforcing a court order.

All Gaza banks are closed today in protest.

Meanwhile, Hamas had arrested Dr. Juma Al Sakka, director of public relations at the Ministry of Health in Gaza, five days ago without charge. Dr. al-Sakka's wife and children protested, with his wife - a lawyer named Hanan - going on a hunger strike in front of Hamas' headquarters.

So Hamas beat her and arrested Hanan and the rest of the family.

Good luck finding any outrage among the Western intelligentsia about these stories, the types of which happen pretty much every day.