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In Ynet Oktober 9, 2007, 20:45

Posted by Lila in Land und Leute.
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Soldiers patrol the scorched and blackened landscape. From atop military trucks and armored personnel carriers, they flash V for victory at stunned journalists.Destruction and death pervade this Palestinian refugee camp. It took three months of intense fighting between army troops and the Fatah Islam terrorists before the group was defeated. Nearly a month after the battle ended, the media finally reported on the toll: 164 soldiers and dozens of militants died, while 47 Palestinian civilians were killed. An additional 310 were injured.

In the aftermath, the United Nations issued a scathing condemnation. The European Union called for restraint in confronting the terrorists. And Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to break off all diplomatic contact.

All of the above is true – except for the last paragraph. In reality, no indignant voices have been raised either in the West or in the Middle East over the civilian lives lost in the fighting.

Surprising? It should not be. Nahr al-Bared, the refugee camp where the terrorists were dug in, happens to be located in Lebanon. The army which, in the words of the New York Times, „ringed the camp (to) pound it with artillery and tank shells in prolonged bombardments“ was Lebanese. Israel played no role in the confrontation. And that’s why the media coverage is so muted.

Mehr braucht man zum Thema doppelte Maßstäbe eigentlich nicht zu sagen.

Und hat eigentlich jemand von Euch mitgekriegt, daß die Fatah es inzwischen zugegeben hat: die Belagerung der Geburtskirche in Bethlehem, über die die Welt sich so erregt hat, war eine Farce. Eine Inszenierung Pallywoods, des erfolgreichsten kreativen Unternehmens und Exportschlagers der Palästinenser.

„The conspiracy was to make a siege and put all the fighters inside the church so Israel would make the siege. People from the Palestinian Authority collaborated with this conspiracy,” said Eiman Abu Eita, Fatah’s representative in the Bethlehem satellite town of Beit Sahour who at the time of the siege was Beit Sahour’s al-Aqsa Brigades chief.

Eita was speaking in the newly released book, „Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!“ by author and Mideast reporter Aaron Klein.

Aber bei der allgemeinen Empfindlichkeit, was Menschenrechte angeht (außer natürlich, sie werden von China, Rußland oder ähnlich wichtigen Handelspartnern begangen…), wird doch diese Meldung auch in deutschen Medien angekommen sein?

Hamas and Fatah committed „grave breaches“ of international law in their brief civil war in the Gaza Strip in June, a Palestinian human rights group said on Tuesday, detailing a series of extra-judicial killings. In a new report, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said 161 Palestinians, of whom 41 were civilians, were killed during fighting between June 7 and June 14 in which Hamas Islamists took control of the territory from secular Fatah. „The two sides perpetrated grave breaches of the provisions of international law concerning internal armed conflicts, including extra-judicial and willful killings and shooting at combatants and civilians after capturing them,“ The PCHR said. In some cases, people were seized by gunmen in their homes and their bodies were later found dumped in remote areas. „The PCHR also documented a number of cases, in which militants executed wounded persons during their evacuation to hospitals,“ The 105-page report said, citing testimony from relatives of the dead.At least two people — a Fatah fighter and a Hamas member — were pushed to their deaths from tall buildings, said the PCHR, the leading Palestinian human rights group in the Gaza Strip.

Und eine human interest story über einen Mann aus Haifa, der im Fernsehen eine Dokumentation über die kleine jüdische Gemeinde in Damaskus sah – und seine seit einem halben Jahrhundert nicht mehr gesehenen Vettern erkannte.

The fact that he cannot contact his cousins weighs heavy on Kamao’s heart. „We don’t contact them on purpose, not out of fear that something will happen to us, but out of fear that they will be harmed. We don’t know what the government’s reaction would be if they knew they were making contact with Jews from Israel,“ he said.

Kamao expressed anger at the fact that Israel allows its Druze citizens to cross the border and enter Syria, saying, „If I was a Druze from the Golan Heights, I could go to Damascus, visit my family and safely return to Israel. Nothing would happen to me.

„When talking about family unification and family visits, we must remember that not only the Druze have families in Syria – Jews have families there too, and they also want to stay in touch with them.“

Das stimmt – da diskriminiert der Staat seine jüdischen Bürger. Israelische Drusen können in Damaskus studieren – aber ein aus Syrien eingewanderter Jude seine Familie nicht besuchen. Es wäre aber auch sehr gefährlich, ich glaube nicht, daß die Syrer ihn so einfach reinließen. Auch der Libanon läßt ja offiziell keine Israelis rein, weswegen israelische Geschäftsleute verschiedene Pässe benutzen.

Ich hab noch mehr gefunden, aber das reicht jetzt erst mal.

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