Just like in Pakistan: U.S. Caused Pakistan Refugee Crisis
Again, I am tired of the western-centric human rights organizations and their role in the propaganda push. I'm not knocking their work, but where are the in-depth investigations of USraeli mass-murder and torture in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan?!!
Also see: HRW Continues False Cluster Bomb Accusations
But I'm supposed to believe the lying shits now (especially when the racist, Zionist-controlled, agenda-pushing MSM is citing their reports)??? Where's that grain of salt, please.
Hey, I'm not doubting the report, I am QUESTIONING the SELECTIVE ASPECT of WESTERN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS!!!!
"Egyptian 'live-fire' policy imperils African migrants; Cited in refugee, worker killings at border with Israel" by Ellen Knickmeyer, Washington Post | September 15, 2008
CAIRO - Egyptian security forces are killing an increasing number of Darfurian refugees and other African migrants attempting to cross from Egypt's Sinai desert into Israel in pursuit of jobs and a better life, according to refugees, human rights groups, and the Egyptian government.
Since the first recorded border killing in the summer of 2007, when Egyptian authorities announced a live-fire policy on the Sinai border, Egyptian security forces have shot to death at least 28 migrants as they left Egypt for Israel, the rights group Amnesty International said Thursday. Of those, the group said, 23 have been killed since January.
Survivors of three border shootings say Egyptian forces shot and killed some migrants without warning as they lay on the ground or raised their hands in surrender - allegations the Egyptian government denies.
Although most refugees interviewed on the subject by human rights groups have said warning shots preceded the shootings, the rights groups contend the use of deadly force violates international law because the unarmed migrants pose no threat. At times, though, local Bedouins who guide the migrants to the border do carry weapons, and Bedouin smugglers have killed two Egyptian security officials since December.
Refugee advocates say that Israeli and US pressure on Egypt to stop the flow of African migrants into Israel led the Egyptian government to adopt its live-fire policy - an assertion Israeli and US officials deny.
Israeli officials do, however, acknowledge fears that their prosperous country will be overwhelmed if African migration across its porous 155-mile-long border with Egypt is not checked.
Besides, the Zionist racists don't want to be lettin in a bunch of schwarzes.
Read the blogs to SEE how shitty black African Jews are treated in holy Israel, readers!!!
"Israelis routinely referred to Ethiopians as "niggers'' and described them as "primitive.''
Of course, if you complain about immigrants in America, the Zionist MSM brands you a racist!!!!
Sudan's government has also urged Egypt to take tough measures against Sudanese citizens trying to enter Israel, a country with which Sudan remains officially at war. The Sudanese refugee commissioner, Mohamed Ahmed al-Aghbash, said in July 2007 that any Sudanese entering Israel were pursuing "Zionist agendas" and urged Egyptian officials to "firmly penalize" them.
Thousands of African migrants have made the crossing in recent years, with the number increasing sharply in the past two years despite Egypt's live-fire policy, rights groups said.
Intissar Adam, a 20-year-old refugee from Darfur living in Sixth of October City outside Cairo, described how she and five other African migrants attempted to cross the Egypt-Israel border in late June. As her group neared the frontier, she said, Egyptian forces on higher ground opened fire without calling for them to stop or firing warning shots.
"They just started shooting," she said.
Three of the migrants sprinted across the border into Israel, she said, while she and another migrant froze with their hands in the air. Adam said her 26-year-old cousin, Younis Zakaria, fell to the ground on his back beside her and stretched his arms above his head.
"But they still shot him," Adam recounted, saying an Egyptian officer placed his rifle against her cousin's side and pulled the trigger. She said the officer later told her he did so because he was following orders from Sudan's president.
More than 20,000 Sudanese are registered with the Egyptian offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as war refugees or asylum seekers. Of those, about 3,000 refugees are from Darfur, where UN officials say fighting between government-backed Arab militias and African rebels has led to the deaths of as many as 450,000 people, most of them civilians, and driven an additional 2.5 million from their homes.
In Egypt, Darfurians and other Sudanese say they struggle to feed their families and encounter discrimination and violence from Egyptians, who view them as competition for jobs. In 2005, Egyptian riot police killed 27 Sudanese demonstrators in Cairo seeking UN help to leave Egypt. Sudanese, many of them from Darfur, make up the largest number of those killed in the shootings.
New York-based Human Rights Watch said most survivors it had interviewed stated that Egyptian security forces had shouted warnings or fired warning shots before shooting at their groups.
Anything on Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and all the other places USraeli forces and allies are committing war crimes, HRW?!
Yeah, that's what I thought!