The human rights concepts is being discredited. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shlomo from Tel-Aviv
    • 23.06.10 | 11:49 (IDT)

    It's easy to expect, out of experience, that many human rights organizations and bodies will again not pay attention at the yet another blatant violation of human rights by Hamas terrorist organization. Many will accept the Hamas' excuse. Nobody would question the very fact that Gilead Shalit was abducted by the terrorists from Israel to exchange him for mass murderers. Nobody in the world demands now his unconditional release. The economical embargo on Gaza is now lifted and Israel has no leverage to free Gilead Shalit. The human rights organizations and bodies are obsessed with criticism of Israel while turning blind eye on violations of Israel's enemies against Israel. This criticism of Israel is very often unfair. The fact, that Israel is the country with the best human rights record in the region, both in regard of its citizens and in regard of the citizens of its enemies, is ignored. By many on the far left Israel is being demonized, its natural right to defend itself is being denied, its very right to exist is being questioned. The very concept of human rights is losing its importance, its centrality, is being discredited.

    from the article: Hamas: We won't let Red Cross visit Shalit
    First published 11:06 23.06.10 | Last updated 11:06 23.06.10
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