Israel’s UN Ambassador Defends Decision to Proscribe Palestinian NGOs Over Terror Group Links

Israel’s ambassador to the UN defended his country’s decision to proscribe six Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations after his Palestinian counterpart called the move “false and libelous slander.”

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz authorized the listing of the Union Of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, the al-Haq Organization, ADDAMEER-Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Defense for Children International-Palestine due to their connections to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The PFLP is one of the oldest Palestinian terrorist organizations, and is responsible for numerous atrocities against Israelis and Jews.

In a letter to the president of the UN Security Council, Palestinian Authority Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the listing was “a clear attempt to intimidate and forcibly silence [the NGOs’] reporting and exposure of Israel’s violations against the Palestinian people.”

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