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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|Other Content Types:||Press Releases, In The Media, Presentations, Posts, , Key Issues|
|NGOs:||AWDA (formerly Union of Health Work Committees - UHWC)|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||27 Sep 2023|
The report offers a set of practical recommendations for Germany aimed at assisting policy makers in expanding and implementing existing anti-terror regulations, so that more robust vetting can be introduced in the context of development aid.
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.
The German Federal Government provides millions of euros to NGOs operating in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza through a variety of frameworks, including the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office (MFA-AA), and the United Nations.
In 2018-2021, the World Bank funded a $17 million project managed by an anti-peace Palestinian group, NGO Development Center. The project lists several NGO grantees that, according to the available evidence, have links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Hamas, which is designated as a terror group by the US, the EU, Canada, and Israel.
In 2014-2021, the Belgian government allocated approximately €23 million in aid to “NGOs and Civil Society” in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
On June 30, 2020, the European Commission updated its Financial Transparency System (FTS) with details about grants to NGOs authorized in 2019.
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.