(January 15, 2019 / Gatestone Institute)
- This is the kind of story that the “State of Palestine” does not intend to raise during its chairmanship of the largest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations. It seems that, from the point of view of the Palestinian Authority leadership, the ordeals of “Jbara,” a Palestinian woman complaining about torture in a Palestinian prison, do not fall within the category of human rights.
- Jbara’s story has barely attracted the attention of the international mainstream media. As far as many foreign journalists covering the Middle East are concerned, a Palestinian woman complaining about torture in a Palestinian prison is not newsworthy. Had she been detained by Israel, Jbara would have most likely made it to the front pages of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines in a matter of minutes.
- The P.A. regularly complains about human-rights violations of Palestinians held in Israeli prison for security-related offenses. But when the its own security forces detain and torture a mother of three, Palestinian leaders are found elsewhere—like at the helm of a U.N. bloc.
- Read full article at Gatestone.