Which makes this small comment by the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights earlier this month all the more interesting:
In the State of Palestine, my Office is also concerned that both the Palestinian Authority and the authorities in Gaza have increased use of administrative and arbitrary detention, with increasing allegations of torture and ill-treatment in both the West Bank and Gaza against political opponents, journalists and activists.
So where are the NGOs? Where are the hundred-page reports with interviews of the victims? Where are the calls for justice from the “pro-Palestinian” activists? Where are the conferences?
Apparently, no one really cares about human rights.
“Human rights” is simply an excuse to bash whoever your political opponent is. Actual or alleged victims of human rights abuses are useful when they are used to further your political agenda, otherwise, if you have been tortured or otherwise abused, don’t bother wasting the time of these so-called “human rights” advocates.
There are more NGOs in the Palestinian-administered territories than anywhere else on Earth. But they get their money from those who only want to bash Israel, not to protect Palestinians from human rights abuses by their own people. So most of them take their EU funds and rehash the information they have to write yet another anti-Israel reports while actual victims of daily human rights abuses have nowhere safe to turn for help.
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