Jerusalem – NGO Monitor joins the families, citizens of Israel, the Jewish people, and their supporters in mourning the deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach. We condemn the cold-blooded murder as a heinous war crime and violation of the most basic human values. We also reject immoral efforts to compare this unspeakable act of pure hatred and evil to legitimate self-defense against the perpetrators of aggression.

Many NGOs that claim a human rights mandate have failed to unequivocally condemn the kidnapping and murder of three innocent Israeli youths. This is a rejection of the universality of human rights and a betrayal of the values these groups supposedly champion.

NGO Monitor also calls on NGOs and their funder-enablers to examine their agendas and activities. The glaring absence of support for the human rights of Israelis among the vast public funds from European governments provided to NGOs is a deep moral stain.