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Amnesty Proves Its Anti-Israel Bias Yet Again

Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.
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Today, Amnesty International is releasing a new anti-Israel report.

Before it is even released, we already know how ridiculously biased against Israel it will be – because of the title.

It is called “Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank.”

Let’s look at some numbers.

Last year, according to B’Tselem and the UN, the IDF killed 27 Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank. Compared to 2012, when 8 were killed in 2012, that is a 237% increase. It can be assumed that Amnesty will trumpet that number as evidence of the “trigger-happy” IDF.

What the report won’t calculate is the percentage increase of Israeli deaths at the hand of West Bank Palestinian Arabs during the year. You see, in 2012, there were no Israelis killed by Arabs from the WB, but in 2013 there were five.

That’s not an increase of 237% or 1000% or a million percent. That is an increase of infinity percent.

If Amnesty is going to compare percentages between two years, they should do it for both sides of the equation. But you know they won’t, just like the UN didn’t.

Now, let’s return to the title.

Of the 27 killed, according to B’Tselem, the vast majority were either known terrorists, were involved in throwing stones or Molotov cocktails at soldiers, or were resisting arrest raids. Maybe 5 or 6 were in the wrong place at the wrong time during riots.

That isn’t exactly wonderful, but it is a far cry from “trigger happy.” One killed every two weeks when there are several violent riots every week, and more than 75% of those killed being involved in attacking the soldiers first or being terrorists, is hardly a bad record and far from indicating the IDF being “trigger happy.”

In contrast, in Egypt earlier this year, in a single day, more than 54 protesters were killed. since July there have been nearly 1500 killed by Egyptian security forces. They are not called “trigger happy” by Amnesty.

In the Ukraine, more than 70 protesters were killed last week. Amnesty did not call Kiev’s police “trigger happy.”

Venezuela killed 11 protesters in the past couple of weeks. Nothing about them being called “trigger happy” by Amnesty.

Amnesty has never titled any other of its reports with the phrase “trigger happy.”

All the others countries, while perhaps acting excessively, aren’t as anxious to kill as those bloodthirsty, trigger-happy Zionist Jews, if reading Amnesty’s report titles indicates anything.

We already knew that Amnesty was hopelessly biased. I’ve seen it first hand.

This is just another in the long line of examples, and yet another reason to prove that at least when it comes to Israel, Amnesty is utterly untrustworthy and hateful.

(h/t NGO Monitor)

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11 Responses to “Amnesty Proves Its Anti-Israel Bias Yet Again”

  1. Ben Waxman says:

    sorry, you lost me on this one. no one, except the hulk, can throw rocks that big. they are people posing for the cameras.

  2. Ben – I had a rock that big hurled through my windshield while I was in Jerusalem on the first day of the 2nd intifada. It broke my nose, knocked me unconscious, and caused memory loss. The rock hurling at me is my last memory before that incident. Before that, I was a leftist ;)

  3. Ben Waxman says:

    Avraham Hermon i'd feel pretty lucky if a rock that big hit my face, while i was traveling at a high speed, and all that happened was a broken nose.

    i did army duty in ein sof rocking throwing demonstrations (also during the second intifada) and i never saw anyone throw anything nearly that big.

  4. Ben Waxman I was in traffic at a standstill near the Lions' gate. That was the first part. The second part was a beating by Arabs wielding rocks, and a line of Arabs lining up to kick me while I was unconscious on the street. In any case, I got out of there alive and with no permanent damage.

  5. Posted this on AI's FB page. Unlikely to be a particularly popular view.

    The France 24 coverage on AI's recent report entitled 'Trigger Happy' on the alleged abuses – even war crimes – perpetrated by Israeli troops in the West Bank was shamelessly propagandist and more to do with politics than human rights. The AI spokesperson, a native Arabic speaker, began by referring to the 'occupied territories' axiomatically assuming the Israelis were in the wrong. Do people not understand that the groundswell of violence, internally fomented, has to be contained for the benefit of all and those who initiate and provoke, hiding behind the umbrella of often misinformed public opinion, have only themselves to blame if the response to lawless behaviour is robust?

  6. Gil Gilman says:

    Ben Waxman…you have heard of gravity? And whether they were posing detracts nothing from the point of the article.

  7. Don't expect any good news from Amnesty International as they are biased. Israel is a center country for the whole world and therefore they think they can dap you with anything. The Good side of it, God loves you dearly and all these temptations are cleaning people and Israel will remain forever.

  8. The article says they throw the rocks down of buildings.

  9. Hey Ben…don't you realize they will be broken down to smaller rocks?…and the story says they throw them from rooftops…get some "Sechel" (sense)

  10. The fact that the number of Palestinian casulties have increased is totaly due to Abas his hate campaign and anti Peace attitude.
    Still the IDF should try to avoid life amo aganst children and unarmed people.

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