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Holland to rethink funding of rights group that slammed IDF in Gaza

Holland to rethink funding of rights group that slammed IDF in Gaza
By Barak Ravid Haaretz Last update - 06:20 26/07/2009

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1102793.html


Following protests by Israel, the Netherlands will reevaluate its funding of
a human rights organization that alleged that Israeli troops used
Palestinians as human shields in Gaza.

Acting on instructions from the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, the Israeli
ambassador to Holland, Harry Knei-Tal, met last week with the
director-general of the Dutch Foreign Ministry and complained about the
Dutch embassy's funding of Breaking the Silence.

The Israeli ambassador suggested that Holland's funding of the organization
should be terminated. "The Dutch taxpayer's money could be better used to
promote peace and human rights," a source quoted Knei-Tal as saying.

According to sources familiar with the situation, Dutch Foreign Minister
Maxime Verhagen - considered one of Israel's staunchest supporters in the
European Union - did not know that the embassy in Tel Aviv was funding
Breaking the Silence. He learned about it after the organization's funding
sources were published in an article in The Jerusalem Post.

Sources say Verhagen reproached senior figures in the Dutch Foreign Ministry
upon learning this and gave instructions to launch an internal investigation
on the matter. It showed that the embassy in Israel gave Breaking the
Silence 19,995 euros to help put together its 2009 report, which discusses
Operation Cast Lead and was released earlier this month. Had this figure
been five euros higher, it would have required approval from The Hague.

The director-general of the Dutch Foreign Ministry told the Israeli
ambassador that in light of the probe, funding for Breaking the Silence
would be reevaluated because of the political sensitivities of the issues
covered by the organization.

Breaking the Silence, which was founded by Israeli army veterans, has
collected what it says are damning testimonies from soldiers who took part
in the January offensive against Hamas in Gaza. The report contains almost
30 anonymous testimonies.

An Israeli diplomat said that in the meeting last week, Knei-Tal said Israel
was a democratic country and that such funds should go to places without
democracy. Breaking the Silence was a legal and legitimate organization, he
said, according to sources, but its funding by the Dutch was unreasonable
"in light of the political sensitivities."

According to a senior Israeli official: "A friendly government cannot fund
opposition bodies. We are not a third world country."

The director-general of the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Spain had also
funded Breaking the Silence. A diplomat in Jerusalem said Breaking the
Silence had also been funded by the British government. Israel has not yet
approached Spain or Britain on the matter.

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