The front page of Amnesty International’s report into Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza conflict carries a picture of Palestinian rockets being fired at Sderot.
And AI’s press release includes quotes condemning Hamas, and boasting of its director’s visit to British ambassador Matthew Gould.
But do not be fooled by the spin. The actual content of the report reveals a very different approach — not the long-overdue attempt at redressing the balance of AI’s work but the usual unbalanced castigation of Israel.
Almost as much blame is apportioned to Israel for the deaths of civilians in rocket attacks as to the terrorist groups that launched the missiles.
And the report is so determined to draw an equivalence between Israeli defence and the terror group’s attacks that, after pointing out the presence of Hamas’s rocket-launching sites in busy parts of Gaza City, it then says that the IDF also has a base in “a densely populated area of central Tel Aviv”.
AI’s supposed report into Hamas in reality comprises repeated analyses and criticisms of Israeli government policy and IDF operations.
The truth of the matter is that a once great organisation is now so consumed with anti-Israel bias that its reports are now little more than worthless propaganda.