Radical leftist organization B’Tselem published a report last week detailing the findings of its investigation of alleged “war crimes” committed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge, and grassroots Zionist group Im Tirtzu was quick to react with a report about the source of funding for B'tselem's report.
The B’Tselem report was funded with money that came from Ramallah, from a Palestinian foundation that, among other things, finances organizations related to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, says Im Tirtzu.
B'tselem's findings will be used in the Schabas Commission, appointed by the UN to look into the conduct of the summer's counter-terror operation, says Im Tirtzu.
The Zionist group says that its report brings up serious questions regarding the relationship between Israeli organizations and Palestinian funds that sponsor terrorism and the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, as well as the “enormous amount” of European money that they receive to portray Israel as a perpetrator of war crimes and to delegitimize Israel.
“Israeli citizens and the international community who will read B’Tselem’s report have a right to know that this report does not represent an objective investigation of truth with justice as its guiding principle,” explained Im Tirtzu. “Rather, this is the result of a political agenda and the negative attitude toward Israel. The investigation was biased from the start with a political agenda and negative attitude to distort the facts.
“Even as Operation Protective Edge was ongoing, B’Tselem falsely accused the IDF and the State of Israel from all possible platforms both in Israel and on the world stage in order to create international pressure against Israel, in spite of Israel’s valiant effort to act according to the law and avoid civilian casualties.”
Arutz Sheva asked B'tselem Sunday for a response to the accusations but has not received one.