Khaled Abu Toameh

The NGOs Love Hamas But Hamas Does Not Love the NGOs
June 05, 2010

In fact, just hours and days after the NGOs of Gaza—a motley group made up largely of pacifists who happen to admire and support Palestinian violence against the Jews— celebrated the ephemeral propaganda victory of Hamas over the Israel Defense Forces, the command of the mainstream Jihadist fanatics shut down the offices of some self-styled human-rights organizations. The Muslim extremists also confiscated files, computers and other records. There was particular emphasis in the seizures on women’s health and educational organizations. Why not?

The Hamas Truth About Palestine
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September 30, 2007

Here's a confession from Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab journalist who writes for the Jerusalem Post: "After twenty years in the business, and just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something that shocks you more than ever." What shocked this true professional? Yes, you guessed it. It was an "honor killing," perhaps the most dishonorable aspect of Arab life. And there it is, among the Palestinians, who everyone says are the most civilized tribe among the cousins.

What's His Name?
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May 19, 2007

Do you remember Farfour? There were lots of articles about him in the newspapers, and I posted about him in The Spine. He is the Mickey Mouse bootlegged by Hamas to serve as a propaganda agent for Palestinian terror on children's television programming. So much so that the Minister of Information in the Palestine Authority government, Mustafa Barghouti, an independent, neither Fatah nor Hamas, ordered it off the air.

More Palestinian Recriminations
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February 04, 2007

Early on Sunday morning I posted here a note about an article by Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post pointing out that some Palestinians are beginning to figure out that their "internal clashes" may be destroying their chances for a state. "Internal clashes" is a non-abrasive phrase in the lead sentence of a confirming dispatch--"Palestinians Fear Infighting Hurts Their Case"--by my friend Steven Erlanger in tomorrow's Times, available now online. Indeed, this infighting does hurt their case and the cause.