On July 28, the major German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that the German Ministry of Interior supports Israel’s 2021 decision designating 6 Palestinian NGOs as terrorist entities. Germany and other European governments are the major funders for these groups, providing millions annually.
Members of PCHR’s board have encouraged and justified violence against Israelis, as well as celebrated terrorists, both before and during the May 2023 conflict.
NGO Monitor Letter to the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) Regarding an Event with Al Mezan and Save the Children
On May 21, NGO Monitor sent a letter to the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) regarding an event featuring Al Mezan and Save the Children.
On May 8, 2023, Israel announced that it had arrested a six-member cell from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) responsible for manufacturing and planting a bomb on a bus in the town of Beitar Illit, on March 9, 2023. Based on open-source information, NGO Monitor has determined that at least two members of the cell have ties to European-funded NGOs.
On May 2, 2023, senior PIJ member Khader Adnan died following a 86-day-long hunger strike and refusal to receive medical treatment from the Israeli Prisons Service. Palestinian, Israeli, and international NGOs conspicuously erased his PIJ leadership, except for some that celebrated his links to the violent terror group.
While the Belgian NGO umbrella organization ACODEV has published all of the JSF frameworks for 2022-2026 funding around the world, they have refused to release the JSF for the West Bank and Gaza.