The UN, ‘The State of Palestine,’ and the Torture of Women

The Fellowship  |  January 16, 2019

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As the Palestinians continue to pursue their U.N. aspirations, all while claiming (falsely) that Israel commits human-rights violations against Palestinian terrorists in Israeli custody, their hypocrisy reaches ever-greater heights. Writing for the Gatestone Institute, Khaled Abu Toameh tells how the Palestinian Authority commits actual human-rights atrocities, including the detention and torture of a mother of three:

A Palestinian mother of three has accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces of torturing her and threatening to rape her during the two months she was held in a PA prison in the West Bank.

The accusation by the woman, Suha Jbara, 31, came on the eve of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to New York, where he is scheduled to assume the chairmanship of the largest bloc of developing countries in the United Nations, known as the “Group of 77 and China.”

As chairman of the group, which represents 134 nations, Abbas and the “State of Palestine” will negotiate and co-sponsor proposals and amendments on various developmental, humanitarian and legal issues that are on the agenda of the UN.

On January 11, Jbara, who was released last week from detention, held a press conference in Ramallah in which she detailed the various methods of torture she experienced at the hands of her Palestinian interrogators. Her horrific experience, however, does not seem to be on the agenda of the UN or the Group of 77 and China, headed by Abbas. Apparently, the UN group’s members, who voted in favor of naming the “State of Palestine” as chairman of the group, do not care much about the human rights record of the PA security forces in the West Bank…

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