The Jerusalem-based research institute analyzed the 56-page report; highlights parroting of terror-linked NGOs, distortion of facts and figures, and an attack on civil society organizations critical of the COI.
In May 2021, Palestinian terror groups in Gaza fired over 4,000 rockets and mortars toward Israeli population centers – each one an unequivocal war crime.
As with previous flare-ups involving Gaza, NGOs ignored Palestinian violence. Instead they engaged in intense political advocacy campaigns targeting Israel, pressing the ICC to investigate Israeli officials and calling for anti-Israel BDS measures such as arms embargoes.
In response, the UN Human Rights Council established a Commission of Inquiry to “investigate” crimes allegedly committed by Israel since April 13, 2021. Fueled by disinformation provided by NGOs, the COI is yet another UN body marred by secrecy and tainted by conflicts of interest, in order to target Israel, and disseminate false and antisemitic narratives about the conflict.
The UN Human Rights Council COI published its third report purporting to investigate “attacks, restrictions and harassment of civil-society actors.”
On November 8, 2022, NGO Monitor sent a letter to the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the UN Commission of Inquiry's biased public hearings.