February 17, 2013
Israel Destroys 75 Homes Of Pro-Fatah Clan
Ooops, did I say Israel? I meant Hamas destroyed them:
Hamas has ordered the demolition of 75 homes belonging to the Fatah-affiliated Abu Amrah clan in a Gaza City neighborhood. Members of the Abu Amrah clan have protested this decision at the offices of the Palestinian Legislative Council. According to Abu Salah Abu Amrah, “We are refugees and we have been living in this area for tens of years.” Another resident, Hazim Abu Hmeid, claimed, “When our children come back from school, they will not know where to go because by the time they arrive, their houses will have disappeared. The only place they will have is the street in this cold winter time.”[...]Naturally, there is silence about this, including from the MFM.
While the Palestinian Legislative Council offered the Abu Amrah clan an alternative place to live, members of the Abu Amrah clan claim that the offer is not enticing for the places offered to them were remote areas without services. Not surprisingly, the international community has nothing to say about these 75 destroyed homes since the blame cannot be placed upon Israel.
Whenever Israel destroys Arab homes built illegally upon state land, there are usually plenty of international condemnations, even when Israel offers to relocate the families to areas with decent services if they cooperate. When Israel destroys Jewish homes built illegally, the international community is content. Yet when Hamas destroys the homes of a Fatah-affiliated clan, there is a deafening silence, thus highlighting the hypocrisy of the international community.[More...]