U.S. Fines Norwegian NGO $2M for Supporting Palestinian Terror Groups

(UPI) Ray Downs - Oslo-based Norwegian People's Aid received several grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development between 2012 and 2016 to provide aid in developing countries in Africa. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that before receiving the grants, NPA had provided material support to Iran, Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine - all of which are on the State Department's Sponsors of Terrorism List. "For years, Norwegian People's Aid obtained grant money from USAID by falsely representing that it had not provided, and would take reasonable steps to ensure that it did not knowingly provide, material support to prohibited parties under U.S. law," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. The NPA provided "training and expert advice or assistance" to the banned organizations. Under the settlement of a civil fraud suit, NPA is required to pay the U.S. $2.025 million.

2018-04-05 00:00:00

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