Hodjanernes Blog

16 april 2013

Det går dine skattekroner til: Tortur (shabeh) på Vestbredden og skabelse af en politistat

Hvor er menneskerettighedsorganisationerne og venstrefløjen med kritik af pæstilenserne?

I 2011 112 og i 2012 160 dokumenterede tilfælde af tortur.

Nowadays, he adds, the preferred method is termed ‘shabeh’ – the hooding and tying of the prisoner in a variety of agonising positions for up to eight hours. He does not elaborate on the details, but claims: ‘It works with 95 per cent of the subjects.’ It also takes considerable skill: ‘You have to deal with it as if you were playing a guitar. Each case has its own speciality.’

This extraordinary interview is the first admission by a former perpetrator of the widespread torture of Palestinians – not by Israel, but by the Palestinian Authority (PA) which governs the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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According to the Palestinians’ own official monitor, the Independent Commission on Human Rights (ICHR), the number of victims in corroborated and documented cases of torture has surged from 112 in 2011 to 160 last year. And ICHR director Randa Siniora says the increase is continuing.

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It’s not just Britain that keeps the PA running – the US and EU are also major contributors to a £800 million a year aid package (15 per cent of the EU’s donation of £133 million comes from UK taxpayers).

The reason why a territory with fewer than 2.5 million inhabitants gets so much money is political. The Israel-Palestinian peace process has produced no sign of a breakthrough for the past 20 years, but the international community believes the only way to create a Palestinian state is to build on the PA, which is also Israel’s negotiating partner.

But with about a third of the PA budget being spent on its security agencies, the consequence of Western generosity has been the creation of a police state.

Mere på Daily Mail

Vestbredden er et af DANIDAS indsatsområder, men på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside er det noget uigennemsigtigt, hvor mange penge vi hælder i det bundløse hul – udover de midler vi er med i via EU.

Og hvad mener Dansk Politi om dette, som man har haft kendskab til i årevis?

Dansk politiinspektør skal være næstkommanderende i EU-politimissionen EUPOL COPPS ( European Police Co-ordination Office for Palestinian Police Support) i Ramallah, Palæstina.

Missionen blev oprettet i 2005 i det palæstinensiske område Vestbredden med det formål at støtte de palæstinensiske myndigheders opbygning af et demokratisk og effektivt politi. Dansk politi har siden starten stort set uafbrudt haft politifolk udstationeret i missionen.