- Mar 13, 2017
Oh, the atrocities.
Since the protests started on Thursday, Hamas’ security forces shot heavy live fire and used excessive force to disperse the demonstrations. Protesters were viciously beaten, Hamas’ policemen methodically attacked protesters in the head with batons, and a lot of protesters’ limbs were broken in beatings by Hamas members.
Hundreds of activists, dissidents and protesters were arrested, many of whom are now in an unknown locations. Those who were injured and hospitalised were met by Hamas forces waiting outside medical facilities to arrest and imprison them straight after.
Hamas’ security forces also prevented journalists and photographers from filming or taking pictures of the protests, and attacked journalists and individuals who used their cameras and phones to record the violent response to the protests.