Irrespective of the information possessed by the Israeli government and intelligence agencies and the criteria for designation, there is overwhelming, publicly available evidence that ties these NGOs and their leadership to the PFLP.
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|Publications:||Reports, Books, Academic Publications, Submissions, Resource Pages|
|Other Content Types:||Press Releases, In The Media, Presentations, Posts, , Key Issues|
|NGOs:||Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC)|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||10 Jun 2023|
NGO Monitor report regarding each of the newly designated organizations, including organizational ties between the NGOs and the PFLP, as well as individual links between NGO board members, officials, and employees and the terror group.
NGO Monitor recommends that governments consistently implement clear and specific mechanisms to ensure that no resources and support are given to NGOs that are linked to terror or violence.
UPWC is identified by Fatah as a PFLP “affiliate” and by a USAID-engaged audit as the “PFLP’s women’s organization.” Numerous UPWC staff members have ties to the PFLP terror group.
On October 22, 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) designated 6 Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. According to the MoD, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Al-Haq, Addameer, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), and Bisan were included on Israel’s list of terrorist organizations because they are operated by and for the benefit of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
NGO Monitor has identified a network of 13 NGOs linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and funded by European, and in some cases, other governmental frameworks.
A video uncovered by NGO Monitor researchers captures the breadth and ongoing relevance of the PFLP’s NGO network. The video shows NGO officials, including those who were subsequently arrested and indicted for orchestrating a deadly terror attack, attending a PFLP event.
According to the report the “response plan” from UN-OCHA includes projects with terror-linked NGOs, as well as for non-emergency advocacy.
Multiple PNGO officials have ties to terrorist organizations, and at least five PNGO members have ties to EU-designated terror organizations, including through their employees and/or board members who are directly involved in activities and programs.
Since 2016, NGOs, including a number of groups with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), have been actively lobbying the UN by signing multiple letters and statements calling for the database to be implemented without further delay.