Fatah Facebook accuses Hamas of torturing Palestinian children in Gaza
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “#Pictures of the marks of torture and blows that the child Ahmed Imad Ziyada received when he was arrested by Hamas gangs.
This child is named after Martyr (Shahid) of the dark revolution (refers to 2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip; see note below –Ed.) Ahmed Ziyada (Fatah security member in the Gaza Strip who was killed by Hamas members in December 2006, shortly before the Hamas takeover –Ed.). Hamas is attacking children.”
The image shows the back of the child Ahmed Imad Ziyada; long red bruises are visible on his back.
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2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah won the 2005 Palestinian Authority Presidential election. However, Hamas won the 2006 parliamentary elections in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with a majority of 74 out of 132 seats, to Fatah’s 45 seats. Fatah’s rule of the PA Presidency and Hamas’ rule of the PA government led to friction and eventually armed conflict between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas defeated Fatah militarily in the Gaza Strip in 2007, and since then Hamas rules in Gaza while the PA continues to rule the West Bank under Fatah.
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