B’Tselem provides updates, despite website being hacked during current Gaza crisis
Global Ministries partner’s commitment to rights for all people
B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and a Global Ministries partner, continues its work to advocate for the rights of all, in the midst of the current crisis.
A recent message explains that B’Tselem’s “website is under an ongoing attack these days, and is temporarily off the grid outside of Israel. We are doing everything we can to get it back online as soon as possible. Until then, we invite you to visit our Facebook page to read our most recent updates regarding the situation in Gaza. Some key updates are also copied in the News section here. Silencing B’Tselem is exactly the outcome that those who are trying to shut down our website desire. We will not be silenced. Thank you for your interest and support,” and it seeks continuing support.
B’Tselem reports that it “has three Palestinian field researchers working in Gaza right now, who are continuing to collect testimonies and information day and night and sending them through…, while they face imminent danger and fear for their families’ safety.”
B’Tselem has also “recently petitioned the Israeli High Court of Justice seeking to oblige the Israel Broadcasting Authority to air radio spots produced by B’Tselem which incorporate the names of a few of the hundreds of Palestinian children killed in Gaza in Operation Protective Edge, which they refused to do. Our new media campaign in our Israeli Facebook on this issue reached over a million people, and was widely covered in the local press as well as the New York times, the Guardian and more. We’re also advocating within Israel, with the relevant police and governmental authorities, together with the entire human rights community demanding that they adhere to International Humanitarian Law and warning them of apparent violations that are taking place, as well as asking for humanitarian aid and the evacuation on citizens from the bombing zones.”