“Human Rights Watch takes a break from Israel-bashing to examine abuses by Fatah and Hamas”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Palestinians’ Worst Enemy Is Their Own Leaders
by Elliot Kaufman
Oct. 30, 2018

There’s a rule of thumb for journalists reporting on the Palestinians: If it can’t be blamed on Israel, it isn’t news. But some rules demand to be broken. After a two-year investigation and nearly 100 interviews with detainees, Human Rights Watch released a report last week documenting the Palestinian leadership’s gross violation of its people’s human rights. Both Hamas, which rules Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority, which governs in the West Bank, are implicated. The two groups conduct arbitrary arrests for offenses as ludicrous as critical Facebook posts and regularly torture detainees. READ MORE SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

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