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Ayalon: Human Rights Groups a PA Terror Weapon

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Thursday that, "Human rights organizations have become a tool of the Palestinian Authority for diplomatic warfare against Israel" and "paddles of terror, which tries, through these groups, to undermine Israel's right, as a democratic country, to defend itself." Speaking to representatives of the group NGO Monitor, which tracks the activities of non-governmental organizations, Ayalon added, "Government which fund these organizations are responsible for strengthening terror and reinforcing the Palestinians' false hope of establishing a state without negotiations."

Noting Friday's observance of Human Rights Day, Ayalon called on human rights groups and the international community not to forget whose rights are trampled by Hamas, and to advance the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit.

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