MIFTAH, a Palestinian lobbying group funded by the EU and the Ford Foundation, published an op-ed on August 2. The author claimed that Lebanese civilian deaths "are part of a systematic policy carried out by the Israeli military establishment, approved by the highest political echelons, aimed at squashing, silencing and obliterating any voice of rebellion, anyone who dares stand up to the beast." MIFTAH has repeatedly accused Israel of targeting civilians during the current conflict.


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