web analytics
August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Media
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Home » Media

Amnesty International Admits Flawed Reporting on Israeli ‘Abuses’

Even human rights workers admit that field reports are notably unreliable. So why do they continue to treat them as accurate?
Human Rights reports are not always what they seem

Human Rights reports are not always what they seem
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

An Amnesty International field reporter has unwittingly admitted that Palestinians often mislead human rights activists when they report about supposed Israeli “abuses.”

Donatella Rovera,Amnesty’s Senior Crisis Advisor, recently wrote on the Professionals in Human Assistance and Protection website, that

“In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they thought were artillery or bomb strikes being launched by far away government forces and striking near their homes – whereas in reality the loud bangs and tremors were caused by mortars or rockets being launched by opposition fighters from their positions nearby. For the untrained ear it is virtually impossible to distinguish between incoming and outgoing fire, and all the more so for those who find themselves close to the frontlines.

“Fear can lead victims and witnesses to withhold evidence or give deliberately erroneous accounts of incidents. In Gaza, I received partial or inaccurate information by relatives of civilians accidentally killed in accidental explosions or by rockets launched by Palestinian armed groups towards Israel that had malfunctioned and of civilians killed by Israeli strikes on nearby Palestinian armed groups’ positions. When confronted with other evidence obtained separately, some said they feared reprisals by the armed groups.

Responding to the article, Honest Reporting notes that much of Rovera’s faulty “reportage,” is often cited by anti-Israel groups to vilify not only Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria, but in the Land of Israel at all.

“Human rights reports “spread quickly and then become widely believed – including by “unbiased” NGOs – before anyone has a chance to investigate,” said the website.

About the Author: Avi is a news writer for The Jewish Press. In the past, he has covered Israel and the Jewish world for Israel National News, Ami magazine and other international media.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

26 Responses to “Amnesty International Admits Flawed Reporting on Israeli ‘Abuses’”

  1. Really? they have been lying? WELL, ya think??

  2. No! I can’t believe that an Arab would lie about Israel.

  3. Nothing new we ALL knew about it

  4. Colin Fuller says:

    Oh no, shock horror, really? DUHHHHHHHHH

  5. Palestinians are liars

  6. Hager Ab says:

    Secularism is the worst enemy of Hindus

  7. You mean the so-called “Palestinians” LIE??!! Noooooooo! (Yes, the sarcasm was laid on pretty, damn THICK).

  8. You mean the so-called “Palestinians” LIE??!! Noooooooo! (Yes, the sarcasm was laid on pretty, damn THICK).

  9. No! You don’t say. My God! Whoever would have believed it?

  10. Usani Utum says:

    Palestinians are double tongue, their duty is to misled people. Thank God, the truth has finally known

  11. Mashiach must be on his way

  12. No> That is an Islamic trade!!!

  13. Repeat a lie often enough (especially if it is anti-Semitic) and the world will accept it as the truth.

  14. What is new about this information they have been doing this all along.

  15. Silvia Segui says:

    palestians are misleaders? oh, no. ¡puah!

  16. I AM ANGRY AND FED UP WITH THE WORLD’S ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS!

  17. Haley Chace says:

    But of course they did/do

  18. I pay no attention to Amnesty International. There is physical slavery and sex trafficking all over the Middle East, Africa, and Indochina. This is the biggest human rights issue on the planet, equaled only by the starvation of children in many of the same places. Until A.I., the U.N., and the powers of this world do something about the worldwide enslavement of women and children, massiach will not choose to aid men. The millions in enforced bondage is never even discussed.

    The same goes for violent street gangs. They are never mentioned as the most serious social problem in the West. Instead, politicians focus on the means for the people to defend themselves.

    Hashem helps him who helps himself.

  19. Anonymous says:

    too little too late! Amnesty int'l knew exactly what it was doing, and knew damn well that a retraction meant zero!

  20. Andy Rosen says:

    Gary, whether or not you respect AI, there admission in this article De-legitimizes the BDS movement more so than it already is. Perhaps some supporters of BDS will re-think there position.

  21. Surprise, Surprise. I am just so shocked. (WHere is that sarcasm font when I need it?)

  22. Corey Multer says:

    Michael Lesher – There's generally no need to call out a moron because the minute he speaks he does the job for you. Your post is the most recent proof of the validity of that statement.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
ISIS in Quneitra
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]
Latest Tv Stories
1383326396000-SETTLER-FARMING-GrapeHarvest22

(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) Yishai talks with Tommy Waller, Director of HaYovel, an organization that brings Christians to the mountains of Samaria for Israel’s annual grape harvest under the supervision of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Waller joins Yishai in-studio to share his beliefs on how the group takes part in the prophecy of Israel’s redemption. […]

Shabbat Light Parody Song

Looking for your Challah?

Matchbox Rocket

Make and launch your own rocket at home, just like Hamas!

Watch how this young man answers all the questions, and defends Israel…

On Friday afternoon, Muslims on the Temple Mount ran a pro-Hamas demonstration on the Temple Mount.

Post by ‎101 הפקות‎.

Yishai interviews Rick Santorum, former US Senator and Presidential hopeful on Iran, media, the Bible, and the US Israel relationship.

Jonathan Sacerdoti called Sainsbury’s customer service, and discussed the removal of Kosher products from one of their stores, following threats of violence.

Dana Bar-on talks about her life along the Gaza border as rockets fall from above, and terrorists pop up from underground.

More Articles from Avi Tuchmayer
Bat Ayin children with local Rabbi Natan Greenberg. Apparently the police feel their civil rights are negotiable

Presumably, Bat Ayin children suspected of price tag crimes, but no charges have been filed; several teens held for more than a week without seeing a lawyer

Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr

Australia has always had a vocal far-left constituency, but they are a minority that have had little voice in mainstream politics. Is that changing?

From its inception in 1926, Tnuva has been a household name, for children as they learned to talk up through adulthood. How do you say “Tnuva” in Chinese?

The Palestinian Authority-run Ma’an news website is well known for promoting baseless Arab propaganda, but you’d have thought they could at least get their basic geography right. But in an article bemoaning the “nakba” – the “tragedy” of having lost a war they started – Ma’an seems to have forgotten some of the basic geography of […]

Political arrests continue unabated in both Ramallah and Gaza; Freedom Committee spokesman: Arrests have “strained reconciliation atmosphere.”

Police find three-meter tunnel in South Hebron Hills; last week, local communities ran dry thanks to hundreds of illegal taps into water main

There is lots of evidence that Hilary Rodham Clinton, the former senator from New York, first lady and secretary of state, will to try to win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Even before formally announcing her candidacy, she’s been campaigning and making waves, all in an attempt to keep her name not only […]

“I would prefer Abu Mazen to worry about making things better here than holding Nakba protests,” said one taxi driver.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/amnesty-intl-admits-faulty-reporting/2014/05/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: