Tag Archive for B’Tselem

Left-wing anti-Israel NGO caught spreading Fake News about IDF

IDF responded: Not a grain of truth to B’Tselem’s scurrilous claims that the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria had confiscated tents planned for an emergency clinic for Arab coronavirus patients.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The radical left organization B’Tselem claimed on Thursday that the Civil Administration had confiscated tents used as an emergency clinic for Palestinian Arab COVID-19 patients in the Ibizik district of the Jordan Valley.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea and Samaria denied the claim and attacked the radical organization, “We regret to see that the human rights organization cynically seeks to exploit a global crisis in order to distribute Fake News while joint efforts between Israel and the PA are underway to curb the [effects of the] coronavirus.” Continue Reading »

Dutch gov’t funds anti-Israel NGO, connives to undermine Israeli High Court

Report: According to documents signed by B’Tselem & the Dutch government, the far left-wing NGO B’Tselem received no less than 176,000 euros (roughly 200,000 USD) directly from the Dutch gov’t to produce a report that would include criticism of Israel’s Supreme Court decisions.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Last week, the left-wing B’Tselem organization published a report which challenged rulings made by the Israeli Supreme Court and Israel’s Construction and Housing Ministry in Judea and Samaria, and even sought to undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

The report, Israel Hayom revealed in an expose Monday morning, was funded by the Dutch government. Continue Reading »

The Netherlands, Britain, Sweden and France admonish Israel’s UN envoy

Outraged that Israel’s Ambassador Danon called the B’Tselem head a ‘collaborator’ in Hebrew [not one of the six official languages of the UN], the Netherlands, Britain, Sweden and France send an official complaint to the UN Security Council president.
– Danon: ‘They should condemn B’Tselem, not fund it.’

By Itamar Eichner


Four European countries—Britain, France, the Netherlands and Sweden—have sent a letter of complaint to the UN Security Council president, criticizing Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s harsh remarks to B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad.

El-Ad, an Israeli citizen, was invited to speak at a Security Council session about the Middle East, where he delivered scathing criticism of Israel. Continue Reading »

Turns out ‘anti-Israel poster-child’ doesn’t hate IDF soldiers


16 year-old Palestinian ‘hero’ of anti-Israel propaganda film unexpectedly replied he doesn’t hate IDF soldiers, when asked to answer on-stage questions following its screening.

By Israel Today Staff


The above video is an excerpt from the leftist propaganda film “The Boy From H2” that seeks to portray Israeli soldiers as heartless and abusive toward the Palestinian Arabs.

The film was such a hit among liberals in Israel that the left-wing NGO B’Tselem entered it in the International Film Festival that concluded yesterday in Berlin.

But “The Boy From H2” was a flop on the international stage, and suffered even more disappointment when the “hero” of the documentary, Mohammed Burkan, who was 12 when it was filmed in 2011, came out and said he isn’t angry at the Israeli soldiers. Continue Reading »

Palestinian human rights activist: ‘Abbas’ Palestinian Authority is the real ‘Nakba”

view videoWATCH Interview: Ex-B’Tselem (pro-Palestinian) human rights activist surprises conference by saying, ‘Palestinians would love Israeli annexation. We’ve had enough. The real Nakba was the PA’s formation, with its corruption, it’s incitement and disregard for its people.’

By Yoni Kempinski


Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Ayyad, a former investigator for the radical leftist NGO B’Tselem, surprised a conference of Judea and Samaria researchers at Ariel University on Thursday when he revealed unofficial Palestinian views.

Arutz Sheva got the chance to speak with Ayyad about how Palestinian Arabs view the Palestinian Authority (PA), and learned he thinks most would in fact love to see Israel annex Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian NGO, B’Tselem decides to forgo using IDF complaints system

Pro-Palestinian rights organization announced it will stop making official complaints over IDF soldiers’ conduct against Palestinian civilians to the Military Advocate General Corps, saying that after 25 years of reporting alleged abuse, it concluded the MAG corps was merely a ‘whitewashing mechanism.’



Israeli rights group B’Tselem announced Wednesday it was giving up taking complaints over soldier conduct to the IDF, after years of going through official channels brought few prosecutions.

Fire at B’TSelem’s offices – Archive/Jerusalem Fire Department

 B’Tselem, a left-wing group that campaigns against Israel’s presence in the West Bank, said it had been providing information to the Military Advocate General Corps about alleged abuses for 25 years, but had concluded it was increasingly a “whitewash mechanism” and a “mere semblance of justice.”

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Witness confirms IDF soldier’s reason for killing neutralized terrorist


Paramedic who was at the scene of the Hevron terrorists attack defends the IDF soldier who fired the kill-shot at one of the terrorists: ‘We thought he had a bomb.’

By David Rosenberg


After an onslaught of condemnation from across the political spectrum against the soldier who killed a wounded terrorist, a witness present at the scene of Thursday’s stabbing attack in Hevron has corroborated a key element of his defense.

The soldier, who is now under investigation, claims that he feared the terrorist was carrying a suicide bomb vest, noting that the terrorist was wearing a thick coat despite the heat, possibly to conceal an explosive device.
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Payback? Fire erupts after leftist NGO exposed for turning in Arabs to be killed


Foul play suspected at Jerusalem office of leftist NGO after being infiltrated & exposed for informing Abbas’ PA on Arab-land sellers, who then would be arrested & tortured before being sentenced to death.

By i24news


Arson is suspected in a fire that broke out on Sunday evening at the offices of the B’Tselem information center for human rights in Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood.

Firefighters battle blaze at B’Tselem offices, Jerusalem, January 10, 2015 – Twitter

The fire department arrived at building of the controversial left-wing organization around 10:00 p.m. local time, and managed to quickly contain the fire, extinguishing it by 11:30 p.m. Continue Reading »

Haaretz publicly exposes IDF hero who infiltrated anti-Israel B’tselem, Ta’ayush


Ultra-leftist paper published the identity of a decorated IDF hero who infiltrated & exposed leftists’ groups that informed Abbas’ PA on Arab-land sellers, who then would arrest & torture suspects before sentencing them to death.

By Gil Ronen


The Haaretz newspaper has exposed the alleged identity of the young man who infiltrated leftist groups as part of an investigative report that was aired on Channel 2 last week.

The man, who was planted in the leftist groups by a group called Ad Kan, recorded the most damning documentary materials aired on the show, by use of a hidden camera.
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Pro-Palestinian B’Tselem, Blames Jewish Israelis for Losing Dutch Funding

Confrontational and propaganda-driven pro-Palestinian NGO blasts ‘right-wing Israelis’ for voting for legitimate humanitarian groups to attain a lucrative European grant, making them ineligible.

By Ari Soffer


Far-left Israeli NGO B’Tselem is licking its wounds after falling short in an online vote to win a 100,000 euro-grant from the Dutch government – and is blaming “right-wingers” for spoiling its chances.

B’Tselem – which receives most of its funding from foreign, primarily European, donors – was among 30 NGOs and charities running for the Dutch Human Rights Tulip 2015.

Six candidates – including three “public favorites” along with another three “wild cards” selected by judges – will be shortlisted for the prize money, following which “an independent jury will meet and advise the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, who will select the winner.” Continue Reading »

Palestinian NGO spokeswoman says injured by rubber bullet during protest


Sarit Michaeli from B’Tselem says her injury came from a Border Guard Police officer who fired a rubber bullet at her during the Nabi Salah protest.

Itamar Fleishman


B’Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli was injured Friday by a rubber bullet fired at her by Border Guard officers during a demonstration in Nabi Salah, according to her.

Protest in Nabi Salah (Archive) – Photo: AFP

Michaeli, who had been documenting the protest, sustained light wounds to her thigh and was taken to the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv. She is due to be discharged on Monday.

Michaeli claims that the officers were acting against orders by firing at her during a weekly protest that often leads to clashes between Palestinians protesters and security forces. Continue Reading »

Int’l Press: IDF Detains Boy wins over Beheading in Syria

Pro-Palestinian video of soldiers detaining a child in Hevron caught throwing rocks at cars gets more attention, more int’l press coverage than beheadings in Syria.

By Gil Ronen


The IDF entered damage control mode Wednesday over an incident in which an Arab child – apparently about six years old – was detained for an hour or two by IDF soldiers after he threw rocks near the Cave of Machpela in Hevron.

6 yr-old Boy-terrorist with sling breaks windscreens as cars drive by – Ehud Amiton, Tatzpit

A video shot by the leftist B’tselem group shows the soldiers taking the boy, Wadi’ Maswada, to his parents’ home. Continue Reading »

IDF Probe: Soldiers strike Palestinian then camera turned away


rights group

B’Tselem claims filming of beating in which troops allegedly struck detainee in West Bank was purposely compromised.

By Roi Kais

Military Police announced Tuesday the launching of an investigation into an incident in which IDF soldiers and Border Guard officers allegedly beat a Palestinian man during his arrest.

Palestinian stone-thrower hit by IDF  - ScreenshotThe incident occurred in late April in the village of Silwad, located east of Ramallah in the West Bank, and was documented by a security camera belonging to the Ofra settlement.

The Palestinian, Muhammad Da’ar Sa’ad from the village of Al-Mazra’a Al-Sharqiya, was held in Israeli detention for about a month. Continue Reading »

NGO: Civilians constituted majority of fatalities in Pillar of Defense


Rights group,  B’Tselem reports

87 civilians of the 167 Gazans were killed during Pillar of Defense.

 During 2nd half of op, 70 civilians died.


B’Tselem: ‘Civilians not given enough warning, IDF acted contrary to laws of war.’ – IDF: ‘Oversight committee concluded no justification for criminal investigation’

Elior Levy



Most of the Palestinians killed during Operation Pillar of Defense were civilians not involved in fighting. This according to a report released by B’Tselem on Thursday, some six months after the operation.

תוצאות תקיפה ישראלית במהלך "עמוד ענן" (צילום: AP)

Boy views Gaza ruins – Photo: AP

According to the report, during the eight days of the operation, 167 Palestinians were killed, of whom 69 were “combatants” (with seven being assassinated);11 of those killed could not be identified as combatant or civilian. Continue Reading »

Reuters claim IDF soldiers beat-up their photographers in Hebron

Reuters News agency claims 2 of its cameramen were assaulted by IDF troops who accused them of working for B’Tselem



The Reuters news agency is claiming that IDF soldiers punched two of its cameramen and forced them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them. One of the photographers reportedly required hospital treatment.

IDF Soldiers in Hebron Photo: Reuters

“The regional brigade commander was ordered to open an investigation,” Israeli Defense Forces spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said in an email.

Yousri Al Jamal and Ma’amoun Wazwaz said a foot patrol stopped them as they were driving to a nearby checkpoint where a Palestinian teenager had been shot dead by an Israeli border guard. Continue Reading »