How Denmark, Sweden, the UN, and the EU Got Suckered into Funding a Terror Organization

(Tablet) Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser - The arrests in December 2019 of 50 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Ramallah, which was responsible for the murder of teenager Rina Shnerb on Aug. 23, 2019, exposed the magnitude of PFLP terror networks and their capacity to strike within Israel. Yet PFLP funders see or pretend to see PFLP-affiliated organizations as peaceful/nonviolent, whose actions are unrelated to its terrorist operations. The EU representative to the Palestinian Authority wrote on April 30, 2020, that the EU will keep funding Palestinian NGOs affiliated with the PFLP, in spite of its having been formally designated by the EU as a terror organization. The PFLP's terror arm, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, operates from Damascus, where it maintains operational cooperation with Iran and Hizbullah. The PFLP was responsible for the murder of Israeli minister Rehavam Ze'evi (October 2001); six suicide bombing attacks during the Second Intifada that left 13 people dead including the Nov. 1, 2004, attack in the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv; and an attempt to murder Israel's former Chief Rabbi Ovadya Yosef in 2005. In November 2014, the PFLP murdered five Jewish worshippers with axes and guns while they were praying at the Har-Nof synagogue in Jerusalem, as well as a policeman who tried to stop the attack. The PA never takes action against PFLP terror activists and pays handsome salaries to PFLP terrorists incarcerated in Israeli jails, and to the families of those who died in the struggle against Zionism. The writer, who headed the Research and Assessment Division of Israeli Military Intelligence, is currently a Senior Project Director at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

2020-09-24 00:00:00

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