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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PCHR declares closing down a dangerous ramp a "war crime"

Where would the world be without "human rights" organizations like PCHR?
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns, in the strongest terms, the ongoing policies adopted by Israeli occupation authorities aimed at creating a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem, the latest of which has been closing the wooden bridge of Bab al-Maghariba (Dung Gate) under the pretext of maintaining public safety. PCHR is concerned that the closure of the bridge may be a prelude to establishing an iron bridge and changing the features of the area, especially given the Israeli authorities declared intent to expand the yard adjacent to al-Buraq Wall and establish a multi-level car park. ...

[PCHR] asserts that all Israeli settlement activities in East Jerusalem constitute a war crime according to international humanitarian law.
I wonder how strongly the PCHR would condemn Israel if the ramp would collapse and hurt dozens of people.

Or does that not fit under the rubric of "human rights?"

The PCHR gets much of its funding from the EU - and they use it for pure propaganda like this.

And the only evidence you need it their referring to the "al-Buraq Wall" as if the Kotel and this mythical wall are the same thing. They aren't, and saying they are is nothing less than anti-Jewish incitement.

Which one would not quite expect from a real human rights organization.

(h/t Anne)