Thursday, February 07, 2019

The UN Goes "Tuches Backwards"

The United Nations has a unit that takes care of the Arabs of Palestine (actually many).

It's called OCHAopt, part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). As explained,

In 2002, OCHA established its Country Office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), occupied by Israel since the 1967 war, to support international efforts to respond to the humanitarian situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip....OCHA oPt works to ensure a coordinated and effective response to humanitarian needs stemming from the conflict, the occupation and other policies, as well as from natural disasters or extreme weather events.

However, one need be careful. Take a look at this "reporting":

I ask you: which came first - Arab violence and terror or Jewish responses?

Yes, I am aware that "Jewish responses" in too many cases were criminal.  But that is not my point.

OCHAopt is simply playing a propaganda game and supporting the narrative of blaming "settlers". It is engaged and embedded with the Arab side. 

That is not being humanitarian.  And it will not contribute to resolving problems.

Presenting things backwards is unethical and unhelpful.


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