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Sunday, March 9, 2008

And why is it wrong to intentionally target civilians?

Instrumentalism drives PHRMG condemnation rather than morality -- Mark

March 9, 2009 Press Release from The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG)

PHRMG Strongly Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Yeshiva [excerpt]

While Israel's deadly operations in Gaza last week deserve serious condemnation, such violent acts of terror on Israeli civilians only further damages the future of the Palestinian People and hopes for peace in the Middle East. International and Israeli attention has now shifted from the tremendous casualty count in Gaza to the brutal attack on Israeli students in Jerusalem. International press and public opinion must focus on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the barrage of human rights violations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in order to effect change on the ground for Palestinians. Continuous terrorist attacks not only drive Israeli overreaction, but trap international supporters of the Palestinian People. The Palestinian efforts for statehood and peace lose necessary backing (both financial and ideological) when fundamentalists resort to violent terrorist tactics.

In addition, the PHRMG calls on the Israeli Authorities to . . .

Abeer AbdeenPublic Relation OfficerEmail:

The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG) is a Palestinian, independent, non-governmental organization working to end human rights violations committed against Palestinians . . .