Report: UNICEF to Blacklist IDF Based On Info from Anti-Israel Groups
A new report is stating that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be blacklisting the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) based on information fed to them from various anti-Israel organizations.
According to Fox News, UNICEF is funneling anti-Israel propaganda to the U.N. secretary-general in an attempt to put the IDF on a list of organizations that includes al-Qaeda and ISIS that violate the rights of children, a move that could result in sanctions.
The Fox News report highlighted writings from NGO Monitor stating that UNICEF provides “legitimacy to false and distorted claims made by the NGOs, which are fed through a UNICEF database to a variety of U.N. publications.”
“These publications do not note that the accusations originate with unqualified and partial activists, some from groups with alleged ties to terror organizations, or that they were not verified by credible independent bodies,” wrote NGO Monitor.
NGO Monitor pointed to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which is designated as a terror organization by the State Department, and the Defense for Children-International Palestine, as examples of radically anti-Israel organizations that UNICEF receives its information from.
UNICEF disputed the notion that they were being given slanted information.
“The monitoring and reporting process is led by a working group, which brings together U.N. agencies and international, Israeli and Palestinian NGOs,” UNICEF’s spokesperson told Fox News. “These organizations are selected based on their ability to regularly provide accurate, reliable, impartial and objective data on children affected by armed conflict.”
Read the full report here.
According to U.N. Watch, UNICEF was one of 16 signatory U.N. agencies on a document stating that the U.N. would provide the Palestinians with at least $18 million for “legal recourse” against Israel.