Egypt's intelligence blackmails wounded
Palestinians to tell about Hamas
CAIRO, (PIC)-- Palestinians
citizens wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza and treated in Egyptian hospitals
affirmed Friday that elements of the Egyptian intelligence questioned them and
asked them to reveal information on the whereabouts of Hamas's arms stores.
The Al-Jazeera net news
website on the internet quoted a number of those wounded Palestinians as
affirming that elements of the Egyptian security interrogated them in very harsh
manner, and asked them to reveal what they know about Hamas's military force,
adding that the security officers threatened to deny them medical treatment if
they refused to "cooperate".
In a telephone call with news
website, one of the wounded Palestinians who remained in Egypt for treatment
revealed that the Egyptian security forces asked him to inform Hamas that Cairo
will not allow them to "smuggle" weapons through Egypt's borders, and that it
will not allow Hamas to rebuild its military capabilities anew.
He also revealed that the
Egyptian security promised him of keeping the information he may reveal as
confidential, adding that he was asked about Hamas Movement and on the hideouts
of its senior leaders.
"At the beginning they
treated me in a nice and polite manner, but after I denied knowing anything
about Hamas, one of the interrogators beat me on the wound and said: Don't lie,
you are from Hamas and the Qassam Brigades, and you should speak, otherwise, we
won't allow you to continue medical treatment here, and we will throw you like
dogs", the wounded Palestinian underscored.
During the 23 days of the
brutal Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, Egypt remained defiant and refused to
open the Rafah crossing point, which is under Egypt's full control, to allow
medicine and food into the devastated Strip, although it opened the border
terminal for medicine only shortly before the Israeli disgraced failure in the