U.S. Continues to Fund Palestinian Groups Supporting Terrorists

(NGO Monitor) In 2022, USAID provided funding to more than 20 Palestinian NGOs to advance "basic democratic freedoms and common goals shared between the American and Palestinian people." This report details how several board members and officials from some of these organizations operating in the West Bank celebrate terrorists and glorify violence. Additionally, it highlights statements made by these officials and the NGOs themselves, advocating for BDS and anti-normalization, both in opposition to explicit U.S. policies, interests and values. Such problematic partnerships reinforce the need for improved vetting at USAID, to ensure that taxpayer funds are not provided to organizations that glorify violence, support terrorism, promote anti-normalization, and/or employ antisemitic rhetoric. In addition, NGO Monitor's June 2021 report, "USAID-Funded Palestinian NGOs: Introducing Children to Convicted Terrorists," revealed that USAID sub-grantees ran programs that introduced children to convicted terrorists, presented convicted terrorists as role models, and publicly demonstrated support for terrorists and terrorist organizations.

2023-05-04 00:00:00

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