Published Monday, November 21, 2011
A Libyan rebel said that his colleagues cut off three fingers of the right hand of Saif Al Islam, surviving son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
He did so, allegedly because Saif pointed his finger at the rebel in a threatening manner. Cutting off fingers and body parts is a hallmark of Al Qaeda behavior on the battlefield. It is considered a war crime.
Ironically, the TNC Rebels who cut off Saif’s fingers want him charged with War Crimes— but all evidence points to significant atrocities committed by NATO and their Al Qaeda fighters– not Gadhaffi’s government.
Meanwhile ‘Al Mashahad Al Leeby’ programme in a joint broadcast with ‘Libya TV’ and ‘Libya FM’ reported that Abdullah Al Zentan said he personally witnessed the “cuting off of the fingers of Saif Al Islam.”
On the other hand, Saif Al Islam himself told Reuters on Saturday he is in good health, and he has wounded his right hand during a Nato air raid.
Saif al-Islam spoke briefly on the bandages on three fingers of his right hand would only say, “Air Force Air Force ..” In response to a question whether he meant the raid to NATO said: “Yes .. a month ago.”
Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and the son of Libyan Intelligence Chief, Abdullah Sanusi were arrested in Ubari in the south of Libya, where he was found hiding in an abandoned house accompanied by a group of his associates.