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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hamas' leader Zahar says only SOME humans have human rights

Ma'an has details on how the seven people brutally murdered for "collaboration" in Gaza were all already in custody, and how the initial claims of Hamas that they were "caught red-handed" in spying for Israel during the recent fighting is an obvious lie. It also pretty much proves that Hamas purposefully handed them over to the murderers.

One quote is noteworthy, though:
Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar dismissed criticism from Palestinian human rights groups.

"We will not allow one collaborator to be in Gaza, and let human rights groups say whatever they want. A human has rights if they have honor and not if they are a traitor," he said Saturday.

Which pretty much sums up Hamas' attitude towards human rights. They only apply to people they agree with.

And if  "collaborators" with Jewish Israelis don't have human rights, then the Jews themselves obviously don't, either.

I'm sure that human rights groups have roundly criticized Zahar's statements by now. I mean, he said it on Saturday. There must have been a bunch of press releases and outraged tweets since then. I just must have missed them.