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    • Ruba
    • 11.03.06 | 22:22 (IST)

    I missed the part about "doctored videos" and "angled photos." Also, what "lack of transparency"? How some Palestinians perceive the killings of Israelis don't constitute human rights violations, and therefore do not warrant a report by any human rights group. If I believe the deaths of Israelis are justified, that doesn't make me a human rights abuser. Likewise, if the majority of Israelis believe torture to be justified, that doesn't in and of itself make them human rights violators. All this means is that the work of Israeli and Palestinian groups is that much more important in educating the public about human rights. So, do you seriously expect B'Tselem to issue a report criticizing the Israeli public for its support of extra-judicial killings ("targeted assasinations")? Or for it to issue a "no-sh-t" report about how some Palestinians view attacks against Israelis? Finally, if you are to read the reports from *any* HR group, you'll find that abuses here are systematic.

    from the article: Patriotism sans borders
    First published 00:00 10.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.03.06
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