On February 25, 2020, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the bureaucratic arm of the Human Rights Council, presented an update on the 2019 Commission of Inquiry into the violence along the Israel-Gaza border. As with previous UN pseudo-investigations on Israel, this COI ignored legal standards and readily and publicly available information to accuse Israel of “war crimes” and other violations. The 2020 update continued to promote this false narrative and the biased HRC agenda.
Since March 30, 2018, Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups have organized violent confrontations along Gaza’s border with Israel under the label of the “March of Return.” The riots consisted of an organized armed attack on the Israeli border and IDF positions, attempts to destroy and breach the border fence, and sustained arson, rocket, and mortar attacks on Israeli civilian communities.
NGO Monitor Submission for the review of “State of Palestine” and its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child
NGO Monitor's submission focuses on the rampant campaign of incitement targeting children within the Palestinian Authority.
NGO Monitor's submission highlights examples relating to the exploitation of Palestinian children by the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian armed groups.
NGO Monitor prepared a submission to the US State Dept to inform and improve the process by which the State Department prepares its annual Human Rights Report on Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and Gaza
Becca Wertman analyzes how Civil society actors and the U.N. should help to enforce the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, but regularly fail when it comes to non-state actors like the terrorist groups in Gaza.
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.
- 2018 Gaza Border Violence
- Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC)
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
NGO Monitor examines the claims in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) annual report on activity “to defend human rights and promote democracy worldwide” in 2018.
NGO Monitor discusses the rampant campaign of antisemitic and anti-Israel incitement within the Palestinian Authority.
German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Funds Palestinian Terror-Linked Groups and NGOs Promoting Hatred
The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) funding is channeled to groups with ties to terror groups, that spread antisemitism, and that promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel.
On April 25, 2019, three UN Special Rapporteurs issued a statement supporting HRW Israel/Palestine Director and long-time BDS activist Omar Shakir, who failed to convince an Israeli court to force the Interior Ministry to grant him a new work visa.