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.
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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