Israel Outlaws 6 Palestinian NGOs Linked to PFLP Terror Group

(Algemeiner) Joseph Krauss - Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations. They include Al-Haq, Addameer, Defense for Children International-Palestine, Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees. The Israeli Defense Ministry said the organizations are "controlled by senior leaders" of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, considered by Israel and Western countries as a terrorist organization. The organizations employ PFLP members, including some who have "participated in terror activity." The ministry said the groups had received "large sums of money from European countries and international organizations," and serve as a "central source" of financing for the PFLP. (AP) Israeli media reported that Defense Minister Benny Gantz took action following investigations by the Israel Security Agency and the Ministry of Defense's task force on terrorism. The ministry said the groups typically presented themselves as social advocacy organizations while serving as an arm of a faction "set on the destruction of Israel through terrorist means."

2021-10-25 00:00:00

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