Friday 24 November 2017

Amnesty worked to expose Hamas

IN his article criticising Amnesty International (Irish Independent, May 28), Kevin Myers seems to suggest that we are soft on Hamas, claiming we ignored the recent executions by the Hamas administration in Gaza of five men.

This is blatantly untrue. We issued a public call in advance of the executions urging people to put pressure on Hamas to try and prevent them from going ahead. When the executions were carried out, we condemned Hamas for doing so.

In fact, during the fighting in Gaza and southern Israel last year, it was our research team in Gaza that first exposed how Hamas was using the conflict as cover to kill their political opponents, accusing them of being Israeli collaborators.

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