None of these groups condemned the rocket attacks from Gaza - each one a war crime - targeting Israeli civilians, which had intensified in the week before and triggered the Israeli response. Updated November 22, 2012
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In sharp contrast to its inaction on Syria, Oxfam can always be relied upon to direct overwhelming energy and resources to pummelling Syrias democratic neighbour, Israel.
Between April 2011 and September 2012, Oxfam International and its branches have released only 3 statements and petitions condemning the ongoing violence in Syria. In comparison, Oxfam condemned Israel in at least 9 statements in the same time frame.
The EU and Israel completed talks to increase trade and diplomatic cooperation. NGOs released statements condemning the EU for not using negotiations to sanction Israel, including calls for freezing and retracting mutually beneficial EU-Israel Association Agreement.
The NGOs and UN agencies continue the immoral exploitation of universal human rights for political objectives, using the faade of human rights and humanitarian aid while callously ignoring indiscriminate rocket attacks against Israeli civilians.
The NGO campaigns highlighted in this report launched ostensibly to uphold the rule of law and due process, are manufactured as part of a coordinated strategy to internationally isolate Israel and weaken its ability to protect its citizens from asymmetrical war.
- Fact finding missions
- Goldstone Report
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Israeli High Court of Justice