Archive for February 24th, 2018


Go in Peace!

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*


I HAVE a confession to make: I don’t hate Binyamin Netanyahu. I don’t hate Sara’le either.


Uri Avnery

I generally don’t hate people. With the sole exception of people who have betrayed the trust I put in them and tried to stick a knife in my back. Not more than three or four in all my life. I am not going to name them.

I have not met Netanyahu on a private basis more than two or three times.

Once, he introduced me to his second wife in the Knesset corridor. She seemed to me a nice young woman.

The second time we met at a photographic exhibition, in which there was a photo of me wearing a pilot’s helmet. (Don’t know how and why).

“You look like Errol Flynn,” he told me. I had never seen an Errol Flynn movie, but took it as a compliment.

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6,000 Migrant Deaths Recorded in 2017, ‘Only a Fraction of the Real Number’ Worldwide — IOM

Human Wrongs Watch  

Berlin, 23 February 2018  – ( IOM)* —  IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reports that 6,142 deaths and disappearances were recorded during migration globally last year, the third consecutive year that more than 6,000 fatalities were recorded by the project.


Silvia has been searching for her son Edgar who went missing crossing the US-Mexico border in 2013. © Colibrí Center for Human Rights | Source: IOM

Since IOM began tracking migrant deaths in 2014, nearly 26,000 fatalities have been recorded – but this is likely only a fraction of the real number of deaths on migratory routes worldwide.

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Fresh Threats Loom over 720,000 (Muslim) Rohingya Children ‘Cast Adrift, Trapped in Limbo’ – UNICEF

Rohingya children are facing threats either from severe weather approaching Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands are sheltered in squalid, overcrowded refugee camps, or by ongoing violence in their Myanmar homeland,  the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 23 February 2018 warned, calling urgently for scaled-up assistance ahead of the region’s storm season and to address the root causes of the crisis.

UNICEF/Nybo | A three-year-old Rohingya refugee stands against the bamboo frame of the shelter her family is constructing in Balukhali makeshift settlement, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
 “Some 720,000 Rohingya children are essentially trapped – either hemmed in by violence and forced displacement inside Myanmar or stranded in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh because they can’t return home,” Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes said.
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