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Terrorist Salah Hamouri - another B'tselem darling

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Submitted by Nir (United States), Oct 6, 2022 at 23:40

Palestinian-French 'human rights' lawyer linked to Palestinian terror group.

JNS, October 3, 2022:

(October 3, 2022 / JNS) Salah Hamouri, the Palestinian-French lawyer and researcher who went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge by Israeli authorities for the past six months, has now been linked to a Palestinian terrorist group.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a U.S.- and E.U.-designated terrorist organization, inadvertently revealed on Sept. 25 that Hamouri—a lawyer and field researcher for the Palestinian NGO Addameer—is a member of the PFLP. Until now, Hamouri has strongly disputed such claims when Israel has leveled them....
The article on the official PFLP Lebanon website explicitly names Hamouri, as does a different article on the main PFLP website from Sept. 28.
Hamouri has been championed as a human rights defender by numerous NGOs and U.N. officials, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese and more....
Hamouri has served several prison sentences for his links to the PFLP. He was arrested in 2005 for planning a failed assassination attempt of Israel's then-Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and was released in 2011 in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap....



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