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Anne Bayefsky

UN human rights "expert" calls for the recognition of Hamas

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

John Dugard, the notorious anti-Israel UN "expert" has called for the recognition of Hamas. His latest pro-terrorism initiative is put forward as part of a cure for the repeated bombings by Hamas and company of Israeli civilian targets. Astonishingly, in the name of human rights, Dugard continues his pattern of ignoring the Hamas Charter and its unambiguous intent: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it...There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad..." On the contrary, Dugard once again champions the "democratic" elections that brought Hamas to power. The unadulterated anti-semitism of Hamas does not cloud his "human rights" vista. Instead he holds a candle for those who live by this: "I urge all the brigades to...target the Israeli political leaders and members of parliament..."; "the Hamas political leadership has freed the hand of the brigades to do whatever they want against the brothers of monkeys and pigs." (former Hamas head Abdel Aziz Rantissi)