Hamas Demolishes Dozens of Arab Homes
Her neighbor said policewomen wearing Muslim face veils beat her with clubs until she, her husband, and two children fled their house.
Residents said between 30 and 40 homes, ranging from concrete structures to tin shacks, were torn down. Hamas officials did not allow reporters into the area until the demolition was over. Residents said more demolitions in the area were expected on Monday.
Hamas Knows Nothing About Alternative Housing
AP added that though Rafah's mayor, Issa Nashar, promised alternative housing, Gaza's housing minister, Yousef al-Mansi, said he had no information about such housing.
From Melanie Phillips's blog, SPECTATOR:
A new 'nakba'. Oh, wait...
Two days ago, Palestinians had their houses bulldozed into rubble after they were beaten and forced out of them by club-wielding policemen, all because they had allegedly built their homes illegally on government-owned land.
An outrage! A ‘nakba’ indeed, as the Palestinians cried. Quick, call for Human Rights Watch/Amnesty/B’tselem! Get the UN to pass a resolution!
Hamas police wielding clubs beat and pushed residents out of dozens of homes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday before knocking the buildings down with bulldozers, residents said.Obviously Israel’s fault, then. Call for Goldstone.
Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said the homes were built illegally on government land. Newly homeless residents were furious over Palestinians on bulldozers razing Palestinian homes.