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Hamas Police Attack Women Gathering With Sticks

Society & Culture  (tags: Hamas violence against Palestinian women, women's rights, human rights, activists )

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Ramallah: Hamas police violently attacked a group of women who were peacefully protesting on Tuesday in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza. The women were calling for Palestinian reconciliation and sent a request to protest to Hamas whi

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Beth S. (330)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:27 pm
"Gulf News 2012-11-08: Ramallah: Hamas police violently attacked a group of women who were peacefully protesting on Tuesday in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza. The women were calling for Palestinian reconciliation and sent a request to protest to Hamas which was ignored. Using sticks and batons, Hamas police attacked the women and dispersed the protest. Fatah condemned the attack. “The violent attack on our women in Gaza will not pass unpunished,” Ussamah Al Qawasmi, a Fatah official spokesman in the West Bank told Gulf News. “The Palestinian woman is a key figure and an active ingredient in the... more »"

. (7)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:06 pm
Of course, if the Israelis did this - attacking women who were assembling in a peaceful protest - the world would be up in arms. But when Hamas treats its Palestinian women like this, it's okay, nothing for people to blink their eyes at.

Joy Wong (88)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:43 pm
Noted, thanks.

Jay S. (120)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:20 am
It's an Islamic Sharia dictatorship of corruption and oppression. What would you expect?

Rose Becke (295)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:36 am

Tommy S. (11)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 3:01 am

and in mos last sermon he stated
women are like domestic animals having nothing of their own
and his favourite wife stated. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain,
she also stated “You have made us equal to the dogs and the asses”

Guess she was right-- what did the protesters expect-respect for their views

Fred H. (31)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:10 pm
I believe the general rule is that, unless it's done by Israel, it's not newsworthy.

Ira Herson (13)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:49 am
I also lliked the statement that this incident could give a Hamas a bad name... LOL they really have nothing to lose do they?

pam w. (138)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:29 am
Women are SUCH easy targets! I suspect these men had erections.

Patricia N. (9)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:47 pm
No surprise. In most Islamic countries women do not have a voice and this is supported through old religious laws and their countries are run by religion ....not the government.

. (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:55 pm
Unless the fragile Palestinian representatives can get Hamas under control, these is little hope for peace in Israel. When you have a subculture that hates its own people, how can one sit down and talk sense, let alone peace?

Gillian M. (218)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:53 pm
Hamas are famous for abusing their own people, they use them as human shields, use their children as suicide bombers, teach them to hate and drill them with real weapons aka a war crime. Now, when were Hamas ever charged with a war crime?h

That Hamas were getting off by beating peaceful wome should not surprise anyone. They learn this from Islamic teachings where domestic violence is common place and men learn that women are second class citizens with no rights or redress. They watch their fathers beat their wives, their daughters, honour killing, hanging, stoning, raping, acid throwing and all of those other little ways that don't say, "I love you".

Gloria picchetti (305)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:21 pm
I hope the men who attacked are punished. It doesn't seem likely but I really hope it happens.

Nancy Black (304)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:07 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. One more example of women being considered inferior. When men have to beat women with sticks, they aren't men; they are cowards and bullies.

Lloyd H. (46)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:42 am
Well so long as the sticks were no bigger than their thumbs it is in accordance with the Christian Holy Bible. Just where do you think the "rule of thumb" originates, the legal beating of wives and women. And by the by you might just want to check on the 'Police tactics' used in England and the USA to put women in their place when they had the unmitigated gall to demand the vote.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:54 pm
Lloyd - what century do you live in? Hopefully things have moved on since the suffrage era. Women are NOT second class citizens and have the right of respect. The Hamas police are doing what they do best - brutalising women - because these are cowardly 'men'.

Frans Badenhorst (573)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:22 am
totally ridiculous...
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