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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 )

Beth
- 1485 days ago - article.wn.com
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.
 

Jay S. (116)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:20 am
It's an Islamic Sharia dictatorship of corruption and oppression. What would you expect?
 

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:36 am
OUTRAGEOUS
 

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?
 

Gloria picchetti (310)
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 (308)
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.
 
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