NGO Monitor: Amnesty International: Defending those linked to terror

NGO Monitor: Amnesty International: Defending those linked to terror – ‘Amnesty International’s anti-Israel campaign has now extended to support for a confessed spy for Hezbollah. On January 30, 2011, Ameer Makhoul, the head of Israeli-Arab NGO Ittijah, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for spying for Hezbollah, including during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Makhoul was originally charged with “assisting an enemy in war,” a crime that carries a life sentence, but an October 2010 plea bargain agreement resulted in lesser charges. The judge noted that “The defendant accepted responsibility for his actions, regretted his entanglements which started off with a ‘naïve’ relationship, at the beginning of which he fell ‘into a trap.’” In contrast to Makhoul’s admission, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa deputy director, used his NGO platform to [defend Makhoul]…’

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