By now, we all know about the Amnesty International report that is full of lies and calls Israel an “Apartheid” state. What a lot of us want to know is why Israel? Why not anywhere else in the world that is actually guilty of human rights abuses?
In Tubas (northeast of Nablus), Palestinian security officers opened fire at high school students during a protest outside the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Education. Two students were injured by shrapnel. pic.twitter.com/LnpOA0t8Mj
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) February 2, 2022
Author Khaled Abu Toameh wants to know the same thing. An excerpt from his latest piece for the Gatestone Institute:
After PA security officers murdered Palestinian anti-corruption activist Nizar Banat in June 2021, dozens of Palestinians took to the streets to protest the crime. In response, PA security officers beat and arrested many of the demonstrators, including journalists and human rights activists.
On July 5, 2021, ICSPR revealed, a number of female Palestinian journalists and political activists were beaten and arrested during a protest outside the PA police headquarters in Al-Bireh, the twin city of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinians.
According to the ICSPR report, more than 200 Palestinians were arrested by the PA security forces in 2021 because of their political affiliation and for expressing their views in public. The PA security forces also continued to target dozens of Palestinian journalists during the same year.