Saturday, May 22, 2010

A new 'nakba'. Oh, wait...

by  Melanie Phillips

(After a not insignificant delay by the NYT and other main-stream media, the Hamas housing destruction and beatings have arrived, albeit not front page news. One can also properly surmise that the story was not exactly given the Melanie Phillips treatement, therefore ....Y.)

Two days ago, Palestinians had their houses bulldozed into rubble after they were beaten and forced out of them by club-wielding policemen, all because they had allegedly built their homes illegally on government-owned land.

An outrage! A ‘nakba’ indeed, as the Palestinians cried. Quick, call for Human Rights Watch/Amnesty/B’tselem! Get the UN to pass a resolution!

Oh wait...

Hamas police wielding clubs beat and pushed residents out of dozens of homes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday before knocking the buildings down with bulldozers, residents said.

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said the homes were built illegally on government land. Newly homeless residents were furious over Palestinians on bulldozers razing Palestinian homes.

Obviously Israel’s fault, then. Call for Goldstone.



Melanie Phillips
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