UN Agency Regularly Manipulates Data to Make Israel Look Bad


NGO Monitor has released a report saying that the Jerusalem-based UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPt) “regularly presents data in a manipulative way that erases the context of terrorism and distorts law and morality.”

OCHA fails to distinguish between Palestinian civilians and attackers, thereby amplifying Palestinian casualty claims, and drawing a false symmetry between legal Israeli self-defense and illegal attacks by terrorists, the report stated.

Moreover, “OCHA oversees and facilitates government funding to some of the most biased and politicized regional NGOs, including a number that are very active in promoting BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions) and ‘lawfare’ campaigns against Israel. Some even engage in blatantly anti-Semitic activities.” OCHA then uses the data from these organizations in its reports, “parroting the false and distorted claims of these NGOs, thereby seeking to give credence and credibility to highly misleading accusations.” Furthermore, “OCHA rarely, if ever, cites relevant Israeli government information.”

{Matzav.com Israel}