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"Last week, the media both at home and abroad swallowed – hook, line and sinker – allegations propagated as fact by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) to the effect that on September 27, a young shepherd from Akrabeh, south of Nablus, had been shot and abducted by settlers from Gitit in the Jordan Valley."

" The fact that the very dubious claims made by PCHR – which is hardly known for veracity and has glaring propagandistic ulterior motives – were so casually taken at face value even inside Israel is grave cause for concern."

"Perhaps PCHR wishes to inflame passions among local Arabs and instigate vendettas for a crime-that-wasn’t. The sad fact is that PCHR boasts extensive ties with Israeli academics and human rights organizations and has cosponsored the campaign to try Israeli ex-generals – including Shaul Mofaz, Moshe Ya’alon and Doron Almog – for war crimes."