Watchdog petitions Israeli court against return of Fatah refugees to Gaza per instructions of Abbas
The Association for Civil Right in Israel petitioned the High Court of
Justice on Sunday to prevent the state from returning Fatah refugees to Gaza
after they fled the territory on Saturday.
The petitioners stated that forcing the Fatah loyalists to return to the
Strip could endanger their lives and called it a serious violation of human
rights and of Israeli law.
The court ordered the state to respond to the petition by Monday.
Abu Maazen rejects his own people:
Earlier on Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to grant West
Bank asylum to dozens of supporters who fled Hamas-ruled Gaza to Israel
under fire, during fierce factional fighting.
Soldier escorts Fatah supporters near the Gaza border
* Ironic, isn’t it? The evil Jooozzz, the victims of Islamic terror and annihilation, provide shelter and refuge for theirÂ Pali-killers.
Abbas stood his ground, with aides explaining that he felt his embattled
Fatah group must maintain a presence in Gaza. The escape posed a dilemma for
Abbas. After the Hamas takeover of Gaza last summer, he had agreed to
resettle some 250 of his Gaza loyalists in the West Bank.