virus: Observer on Palestinian vigilanttes

From: Jonathan Davis (
Date: Mon Aug 12 2002 - 06:33:08 MDT

"Since the uprising against Israel began in September 2000, 71 Palestinians
have been killed on suspicion of serving as spies and informers, according
to the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group.

Two were publicly executed by the Palestinian Authority after rapid
proceedings that made little pretence of being a fair trial. The others were
victims of vigilante justice exacted by Palestinian armed groups - mainly
those linked to Fatah. They were killed by the mob.

Most of the bodies were dumped in waste ground or in unmarked graves, denied
a proper burial in a Muslim graveyard. Rajoub, however, escaped that final



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