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  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Leftist Group to Define New War Crime – to Bash Israel


The far-left Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is working to create a new category of international crime for the sole purpose of putting pressure on Israel, the NGO-Monitor watchdog group has accused. ICAHD has asked the United Nations to define “prolonged occupation” as a crime.

The group requested that the UN definition “depicts the scope and magnitude of Israel’s illegal policies and practices.”

"ICAHD's latest campaign is an immoral charade. The reality is this is an attempt to single Israel out for selective condemnation and to generate lawfare cases surrounding an imaginary legal concept," said Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor. "Its activities are funded primarily by the European Union, under the façade of promoting human rights and democracy."