Duly constituted courts are meant to uphold the rule of law and protect democratic values. Since Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, however, NGOs that claim to promote human rights have not been working to hold the Palestinian perpetrators accountable. Instead, they are exploiting Western courts in order to protect those perpetrators.
In the Netherlands, the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere, these NGOs have filed lawsuits seeking rulings or injunctions that will block allied military support for Israel. These actions are unlikely to succeed on the merits, but they do serve to legitimize terrorist propaganda and influence public opinion to Israel’s detriment.