European Parliamentarians Call for Investigation into EU Funding of Palestinian Terror

(Jerusalem Post) Donna Rachel Edmunds - European parliamentarians in Brussels on Tuesday called for a thorough investigation into how European taxpayers' money is ending up in the hands of Palestinian terrorists. During a meeting of the EU Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus, Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), discussed two loopholes in EU anti-terror laws and regulations that allow the funneling of EU money to terror organizations. The EU donates hundreds of millions of euros to the Palestinian Authority annually. Approximately 50 million euros each quarter are passed on by the PA to the PLO, which in turn finances organizations such as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Marcus said, "The EU is giving money to the PA, which almost every day carries out activities supporting terrorism. If the PA were to conduct such activities in Brussels, the perpetrators would end up in jail." Caucus chair Bert-Jan Ruissen, a Dutch MEP, called for a thorough investigation and full implementation of existing EU and international laws prohibiting terror financing, adding, "It is very bizarre that this route is not prohibited."

2020-06-24 00:00:00

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