On October 9, 2016, a terrorist opened fire in Jerusalem, murdering two and wounding several others. The Hamas terrorist organization took responsibility for the attack.

International, Israeli and Palestinian NGOs routinely condemn Israeli security forces when they kill Palestinians, including assailants perpetrating attacks against Israeli civilians. However, these groups are often silent on deliberate attacks against Israeli civilians.

This time was no different.

As of October 10, 1:00 PM Jerusalem local time, the following NGOs and NGO officials had not made any statement condemning the shooting: Amnesty International, Amnesty Israel, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Yesh Din, Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al-Mezan, Al-Haq, HRW Executive Director Ken Roth, HRW-Israel/Palestine Director Sari Bashi, HRW Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa, Sarah Leah Whitson.