Lawsuit Exposes How Human Rights Groups Use Donations to Promote Terror Against Israel

(Israel Hayom) Nadav Shragai - Over the past two years, the "marches of return" and arson balloons and kites floated over the border from Gaza by Hamas have started 2,155 fires that consumed over 8,600 acres of forests, fields, and nature preserves, causing damage estimated at $50 million. The Jewish National Fund and families of victims of terrorism have filed a civil suit in U.S. federal court that is seeking to expose how money to fund these activities makes its way to Gaza. The lawsuit says the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) has functioned as a pipeline to transfer donations to terrorist organizations, using the BDS National Committee (BNC). The lawsuit argues that starting in 2018, the USCPR has been involved in a conspiracy to support, promote, and encourage the marches of return, which are directed, led, and encouraged by a terrorist coalition. Therefore, the suit argues, the BNC receives tax-free donations and uses them to promote an agenda of hatred and the arson balloon and kite attacks against Israel. The lawsuit claims that since November 2017, the USCPR has been knowingly supplying the BNC with funds and services that went to terrorism that has killed or wounded Israeli civilians and damaged property. In accordance with American law, the USCPR is being sued for aiding terrorist organizations that committed international acts of terrorism. Attorney Yifa Segal, director of the International Legal Forum, which helped the plaintiffs, said the suit "exposes a shocking and multi-layered planned conspiracy and campaign aimed at manipulating the public and hiding the key role played by designated Foreign Terror Organizations in efforts which are cynically designed to appear seemingly grassroots and legitimate, while masking an international terror campaign."

2019-12-20 00:00:00

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