Amnesty Int’l Researcher Snitched On Hamas Leader Reaching Out To Israeli Peace Activists–No One Has Seen Him Since

Written by K. Walker on June 20, 2020

Amnesty International bills itself as a human rights organization, but it can’t seem to keep politics out of its advocacy.

The massive non-governmental organization says that it is committed to “campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all” but it sure has an odd way of advocating for human rights.

In 2015, NGO Monitor wrote that the human rights organization was protected by a “halo” of positive opinion that shields it from criticism. They found that Amnesty used failed methodology, was corrupt, and had a blatant anti-Israel bias. Their report details Amnesty’s “financial mismanagement; repeated examples of “lawfare”; systematic flaws in the reporting of human rights abuses; limited understanding of armed conflict leading to erroneous claims and incorrect analysis; and violation of the universality of human rights, including a consistent institutionalized bias against Israel through double-standards.”

In February 2019, The Guardian reported that Amnesty International isn’t such a great place to work. A report described the environment there as toxic with “widespread bullying, public humiliation, discrimination and other abuses of power.” 

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While “systemic racism” and “police brutality” are the issues du jour in the United States in the wake of the George Floyd protests which have turned into riots, wanton destruction, death, chaos, and the demand for communism to end the “systemic oppression”, human rights abuses are occurring in other parts of the world.

Micheal Rubin wrote a piece at the Washington Examiner that brings a spotlight on just how awful Amnesty International is and how they’re willing to use their clout to punish individuals by siding with an oppressor.

So much for human rights for all, eh?

One particular incident exposes Amnesty International’s role in the arrest and disappearance of a man who reached out to Israeli peace activists in a Zoom call.

Rubin wrote that although Amnesty defines its Core Values as a desire to foster “a global community of human rights defenders based on the principles of international solidarity, effective action for the individual victim, global coverage, the universality and indivisibility of human rights, impartiality and independence, and democracy and mutual respect,” it was one of their own researchers that reported a man who was attempting to do just that.

It was in this spirit that Rami Aman, the founder of the Gaza Youth Committee, participated in a Zoom call with Israeli peace activists. Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2006, however, decrees that “establishing any activity or communication with the Israeli occupation under any excuse is a crime punishable by law, and is treason against our people.” Aman’s exercise of “international solidarity” and “the universality and indivisibility” initially passed unnoticed by Hamas authorities until Amnesty International “research consultant” and “worker” Hind Khoudary learned about the Zoom call and reported Aman to Hamas.

The militant group arrested Aman, and he has not been seen since. Initially, Amnesty did not react, but only under pressure from other human rights groups did it acknowledge its researcher’s role and terminate her affiliation with Amnesty. Even then, however, it took almost a month before Amnesty labeled Aman a prisoner of conscience. Had it not been for the tireless efforts of United Nations Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, it is likely that Aman’s arrest would have gone unremarked and unpublicized, and Amnesty would still rely on a researcher more committed to a political narrative and her own deep-seated hatreds than any objective understanding of human rights.

Source: Washington Examiner

Hillel Neuer has been very active advocating for Rami Aman and exposing Amnesty’s ex-researcher, Hind Khoudary.

Here’s the original thread Neuer posted in April:

Unreal.

Rubin’s article goes on to expose another troubling incident regarding Amnesty International siding against a successful school in Somaliland that was started by a financial analyst.

The article describes Abaarso School as having “achieved more with a few hundred thousand dollars than Somalia as a country has achieved with almost a billion dollars in annual U.S. aid.”

The school was attacked by a Somali journalist who was doxxing students and accused the school of being a den of impropriety. The journalist was convicted of defamation charges, but Amnesty International took notice and defended him as a “social activist” and an “activist for human rights.”

It just goes to show you that Amnesty International will defend human rights…but only if you’re on the “correct” side of the issue, and by that, they mean the progressive side.

Some humans, it seems, are more equal than others even to Amnesty International.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll