Israel Cannot Allow Terrorism Financing under Guise of Humanitarian Aid

(JNS-Israel Hayom) Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan on Monday wrote to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Israel designated six Palestinian organizations as terrorist entities because, through money laundering and other tactics, they provided a lifeline for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU. While they raised funds from foreign donors by disguising themselves as human rights and civil society organizations, they employed and provided regular salaries to individuals who openly declared being PFLP operatives and allowed the PFLP to use their facilities as safe-havens. "Therefore, while Israel attaches value to the work of Palestinian civil society organizations, it cannot allow the financing of terrorism under the pretense of humanitarian and civil assistance....Israel acts against terror, and its channels of funding, in order to protect its citizens and society, as it is obligated to do." "Israel expects the international community to condemn this dangerous abuse of civil society organizations and calls upon all United Nations member states, in accordance with their obligations to prevent terrorism, money laundering and terrorist financing, to immediately halt any further transfers of funds and any other support to these designated institutions."

2021-11-04 00:00:00

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