NGO Monitor submitted the following letter to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination regarding its statement on the Gaza riots, an issue far beyond the scope of the Committee’s mandate and competence.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on International Complicity in the Palestinian Weaponization of Children Must End
The international community has long ignored the Palestinian weaponization of children in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen whose family scripts physical confrontations with Israeli soldiers and then widely disseminates the resulting videos on social media to demonize Israel and glorify “resistance,” is a representative example.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on World Health Organization and NGOs Misrepresent State of Gaza Health
On February 13, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW), along with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I), issued a joint statement condemning Israel’s procedures for granting access for Gaza residents to Israel for medical treatment. The groups cite a December 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) document that claims that 54 Gazans died while awaiting approval to travel to seek medical attention in Israel or in the West Bank. The WHO paper does not provide a source for this figure.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on Setting the Record Straight on Detention of Palestinian Minors
Palestinian minors are unfortunately involved in a wide range of offences including murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of weapons. Key contributing factors are incitement by the Palestinian Authority and recognized terror groups, recruiting of children from the earliest of ages to engage in conflict, glorification of violence and “marytrs”, and large monthly payments (that increase based on the severity of the crime) by the Palestinian Authority to prisoners and their families.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on UNICEF and its NGO Working Group Fail Children in Israel and the Palestinian Authority
UNICEF plays a central role in a campaign to have Israel included on a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights. The list appears as an annex to the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC). This political agenda is a primary facet of UNICEF’s activities relating to Israel, completely inconsistent with its mandate of “child protection” and from its guidelines for neutrality and impartiality.
The Amuta for NGO Responsibility submitted a written statement to the Human Rights Council, demonstrating how the OHCHR and rapporteurs operating under special procedures mandates have failed to ensure adherence to the definition of a human rights defender, abusing the term and giving the impression of a UN imprimatur on individuals that promote incitement, violence, discrimination, and virulent antisemitism.
Submission of the Institute for NGO Research Position Paper Regarding the Preparation of a Discriminatory Blacklist Pursuant to UNHRC Resolution 31/36
The Institute for NGO Research, an NGO in Special Consultative with ECOSOC, submitted the following information to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in advance of its preparation of a discriminatory blacklist aimed at entities doing business over the 1949 Armistice Lines, pursuant to UN Human Rights Council Resolution 31/36.
The NGO campaigns highlighted in this report launched ostensibly to uphold the rule of law and due process, are manufactured as part of a coordinated strategy to internationally isolate Israel and weaken its ability to protect its citizens from asymmetrical war.
- Fact finding missions
- Goldstone Report
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Israeli High Court of Justice