Release Date: September 6, 2007
"This latest attack on Israel’s actions during the Second Lebanon War comes as no surprise. It follows a clear pattern by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has sought to create a moral equivalence between the deliberate targeting of civilians by a terrorist organization and the efforts of a democratic country to defend itself.
"Despite their own admission in this report that Hezbollah fired from the vicinity of UN outposts on an almost daily basis, HRW has defied logic in failing to condemn this systematic use of human shields.
"Predictably, HRW also fails to take the opportunity in this report to demand the release of kidnapped servicemen Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, who remain captive in Hezbollah’s hands. To this day, they continue to be denied access to the outside world, in contravention of all
human rights standards.
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- Christian Aid´s Myopic Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Continues – August 22, 2007
- NGO Monitor’s Submission to the 2009 Durban Conference Preparatory Meeting – August 16, 2007
- Ireland: Government Funding for Anti-Israel NGOs – August 08, 2007
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