A Palestinian kindergarten in Gaza indoctrinates young children to hate Israel and to strive to commit violent acts. Ironically, international donors work with this same kindergarten on projects aimed at protecting children from violence and exploitation.
UN Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict: Improvements in Documenting Palestinian Abuses
On July 26, 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) published the 2018 report on Children and Armed Conflict. Despite intensive lobbying by NGOs over the past few years, the IDF was not included in the Annex of “grave violators” of child’s rights.
Save the Children runs a number of projects in Gaza and the West Bank, implementing “programs in the areas of education, economic opportunities and psychosocial health… humanitarian assistance, child protection and youth development.” Despite a humanitarian mandate, some of these programs include major political and partisan advocacy that fuels the conflict, echoing the Palestinian narrative of victimization.
NGO Monitor has documented numerous concerns regarding UNICEF-oPt, stemming primarily from its relationship with highly partisan non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Inconvenient Truths for the UN: Analysis of Information Ignored by the 2019 Commission of Inquiry on Gaza
On February 28, 2019, the UN published its Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the riots along the Israel-Gaza border. The COI ignored readily and publicly available information that points to the obvious legality of Israeli actions.
The UNHRC, UNICEF, and other UN bodies continue to turn a blind eye to Palestinian abuse of children. The violence along the Israel-Gaza border demonstrates this particular failure.
In March 2016, Michael Lynk, an associate professor of law from Canada, began his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the “situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.” Based on the criteria to be named a Special Rappoteur and the following evidence, we conclude that Lynk is unqualified to fulfill this mandate for the UN.
- Double Standards
- Manal Tamimi
- Michael Lynk
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
- UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
Throughout 2018, NGO Monitor documented numerous concerns regarding UNICEF-oPt (UNICEF’s branch in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza) stemming primarily from its relationship with highly partisan non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
UN Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict: Clear Departure from NGO Propaganda Against Israel
On June 27, 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) published his 2017 report on Children and Armed Conflict. Intensive lobbying by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), led by Human Rights Watch, to include the IDF on the list of “grave violators” of child’s rights (included as an Annex) failed.