Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report recently. At first glance and to the undiscerning, it contains information that makes it sound as though the left cars about Palestinians. Digging deeper, and beyond the scope of the lacking of details provided in the report, proves otherwise.
Last but not least, it’s important to realize that Palestinians who have commented on the HRW report don’t mind at all that it ignores the dozens of their compatriots killed by Hamas. For example, writing in these pages, Muhammad Shehada blames Israel.
But the perhaps most revealing Palestinian commentary comes warmly recommended by Omar Shakir, the HRW Israel and Palestine Director. According to Shakir, an Al Jazeera op-ed written by a member of the Palestinian Policy Network Al-Shabaka provides “vital context.”