Thursday, September 11, 2014

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Elder of Ziyon

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Continuing my series of lies that were tweeted by Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch over the past two months.

August 21 #Israel troops in #Gaza reportedly forced this 17yo to serve as human shield to find tunnels. 
August 25 This 17yo says #Israel army used him as human shield, reviving practice that court had banned. 

Truth: Ken Roth here is first linking to Defense for Children International - Palestine, which has a track record of lying. They literally prompt kids to lie. If the "testimony" is inconsistent with the facts they coach the kids to re-testify until they get it right. They do not engage in the least amount of fact checking - if the story is anti-Israel, it is believed.

Moreover, I have proven that DCI-P will consistently ignore any evidence of Palestinian Arab kids being militants - even when other Gaza human rights organizations admit it.  They have lied about the number of child casualties.

The specific testimony of this teenager is literally unbelievable - except to people who want to believe the worst about Israel. The idea that the IDF used him to dig tunnels for them, or to check houses for bombs, is nothing but fantasy.

Proof of this comes from a later article about this kid, where his father - a Hamas official - says that the family  "forgot" to photograph the teen's bruises until they were gone and and threw out the clothing that the IDF supposedly forced him to wear. It is incredibly convenient that the two biggest pieces of evidence that would prove the case against Israel are accidentally overlooked by a Hamas official, isn't it?

Only a person who has an intense hate for Israel could believe this story. Ken Roth believes this story.

In fact, he believes it enough to tweet it twice.

August  24 For supposed command center (tho can't ID floor), #Israel destroys entire 11-story aptmt building home to 42 families
Israel has capacity to pinpoint supposed command center. Why destroy entire 11-story building? 

Truth: Just because the IDF spokesperson couldn't immediately answer which floor the command center was on doesn't mean that there was no command center.

But where did Roth get the idea that Israel has the ability to take out only one or two floors of a building - without destroying the structural integrity of the entire building?

If the command center was in the basement, there isn't much choice. If it was on the second floor, and Israel shot missiles only to that floor, the building would have a good chance of toppling into other buildings and causing even more damage.

Which Ken Roth would then criticize.

The fact is that Roth is clueless as to what intelligence Israel has and what the intentions are in targeting buildings. Intention is the key to determining if these actions are illegal or not under international law. Roth knows this quite well - and doesn't care. He pretends that he knows that Israel is targeting civilians, that Israel targets buildings for spite, that Israel targets power plants even though it is providing Gaza directly with power.

Since Israel cannot reveal its intel in anything close to real time, Roth knows that he can make these accusations and not have to worry about the truth being revealed while people are still following the story. Even when the truth comes out, as it did when Israel released its responses to the Goldstone Report - responses that showed that Goldstone was just as clueless as Roth - it doesn't matter, because the responses will be ignored. Certainly HRW will not defend its shoddy methodology and clear cluelessness that will be revealed when the IDF reports finally come out.

So Roth can make things up. Which is exactly what he does.


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