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Gaza security official calls on Amnesty to be more accurate

Palestinian interior ministry in Gaza yesterday called on Amnesty International to be more accurate in its reports, describing a recent report regarding Hamas as “non-professional”, Quds Press reported.

The international organisation has recently issued a report accusing Hamas of carrying out crimes during last summer’s Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

“Amnesty’s report is exaggerated and based on a few incidents which took place at an exceptional time, during the savage Israeli aggression on Gaza,” he said, regarding the execution of a number of Palestinians who were found to have collaborated with Israel.

To avoid such misinformation, the ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozom said that the doors of all offices in his ministry are always open and ready to meet and cooperate with any local or international human rights organisations.

Amnesty accused Hamas of carrying out crimes following the execution of collaborators during last summer’s war.

Hamas said that the report “politicised” the events and was not base on “professional criteria” because it only depended on “false claims” without contacting any officials or specialists.

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