Fatah posts images of Hamas violence against Palestinian children
Images and texts posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. All posts were posted on March 17, 2019
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 the 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.
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.
Posted text: “Khan Yunis… the Hamas Movement beats a child inside a jeep who participated in protests. #We_want_to_live.”
The image shows the child Ahmed Imad Ziyada kneeling on the floor and covering his face with his hands.
Posted text: “A short time ago. Look what the Hamas Movement’s security [forces] did when they invaded the home of the Barbakh family.
During the invasion they opened fire and broke glass on the children. What did the children do to them!
The image shows an infant with blood on its face.