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|The NGO Front in the Gaza War: Oxfam|
January 8, 2009
|Promoting Accountability in the Arab-Israeli Conflict|
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THE NGO FRONT IN THE GAZA WAR: OXFAM
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From the beginning of Israel’s "Operation Cast Lead in Gaza on December 27, 2008 to January 8, 2009, 35 NGOs claiming to promote human rights and humanitarian agendas have issued more than 132 statements on the fighting, and the number increases continuously. These statements exhibit severe bias and double standards, focus overwhelmingly on condemning Israel, and ignore or pay little attention to Israeli human rights and casualties. Under the faade of morality and universality, they exploit international legal terminology and erase Hamas violations of international humanitarian law, such as the extensive use of human shields. These reports are a central part of the "soft power war being waged against Israel, in parallel to the "hard power rocket and terror attacks, and reflect an ideological bias which also gives excessive attention to this conflict. In contrast many international NGOs have remained silent on extensive human rights abuses occurring around the world during this period. For example, on December 27 (the start of the operation), 189 villagers were massacred by Ugandan rebels in the Congo. Yet, none of the major NGOs reported on this incident.
NGO Monitor is tracking these statements to provide continual updates on the NGO public relations effort on Gaza. In order to highlight the activities of particular NGOs, NGO Monitors series entitled, "The NGO Front, will focus daily on different organizations, beginning with an analysis of Oxfam’s role.
Oxfam : "Disproportionate Attacks on Israel
For further information:
"EU and NIF-funded NGOs Lead Condemnations in Gaza Conflict ," NGO Monitor, (Updated daily)
"Did Israel Use "Disproportionate Force" in Gaza?" Dore Gold, Jerusalem Viewpoints, Vol. 8, No. 16, 28 December 2008
"International Law and the fighting in Gaza ," Justice Reid Weiner and Avi Bell, MESI, December 29, 2008
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