Israel targets human rights groups

In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel’s winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad.

It has begun by targeting one of the world’s leading rights organisations, the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), as well as a local group of dissident army veterans, Breaking the Silence, which last month published the testimonies of 26 combat soldiers who served in Gaza.

Additionally, according to the Israeli media, the government is planning a “much more aggressive stance” towards human rights groups working to help the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperation on the cusp of madness.

With the net and a 24/7 news cycle, the Israeli government can no longer spew its propaganda without a challenge.

Go ahead, Israel; develop a "much more aggressive stance" against those who are called by conscience and morality to assist the Palestinians. See where it gets you.

This campaign will get you no where, except for creating a profound embarrassment for the Israeli government, world-wide, and a characterization of Israel as more of an apartheid, pariah state than it already is perceived to be by thinking people.

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