UN Coronavirus Aid Going to Palestinian Terror-Linked Groups

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - Millions of dollars of international funding for the Palestinians' coronavirus emergency response, coordinated by the World Health Organization and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), have gone to organizations with links to terrorism, a new report by NGO Monitor found. Several of the funded groups are tied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Israel, the EU, U.S. and Canada. OCHA stated that the aid money was meant to "respond to public health needs," but many of the activities funded were anti-Israel advocacy ventures relabeled Covid-19. For example, the OCHA coronavirus response includes a statement by 18 NGOs calling for Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza to let medical supplies in. In the same situation report in which this statement is listed, OCHA notes that Israel does allow medical supplies into Gaza. NGO Monitor President Prof. Gerald Steinberg said: "It appears that key factors for OCHA are the goals of procuring of funds for NGO allies and 'padding the stats'."

2020-05-25 00:00:00

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