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Mundubat

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Country/TerritorySpain
Websitehttp://www.mundubat.org/
Founded1988
In their own words“We are a group that since 1988 cooperates with women and men, with associations, with communities of the South in their challenges of development and social transformation.”

Funding

  • In 2015, total income from grants was €4.1 million.
  • Donors included: European Union, Spain (Agency for International Development Cooperation –AECID) and the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (AVCD).
  • In 2015, 15% of Mundubat’s budget (€622,369) was designated for human rights activities in “Palestine.”
  • In 2015, Mundubat received €492,700 from AECID and €657,842 from the European Union.
  • In November 2015, AVCD granted €800,764 to Mundubat for “Strengthening Community Resilience and Palestinian Social Cohesion in East Jerusalem.”

Activities

BDS Activities

  • Between February 20 and March 4, 2017, Mundubat participated in a BDS campaign “against Israel for the constant violations of Human Rights committed in the Occupation of Palestine” by “disseminat[ing] … testimonies” of BDS activists and public officials “who reject Israeli apartheid against Palestine.”
  • In January 2017, Mundubat organized the “BDS Forum for the promotion of institutional initiatives in defense of Human Rights in Palestine,” featuring Omar Barghouti.
  • A June 2016 video prepared by Mundubat in support of the “International Campaign for the Right to Boycott” narrates: “If you were Palestinian, you would have been kicked out of your house in 1948 . . . you would have died while playing football on a Gaza beach. If you were Palestinian, if you had complained about the conditions in which you live, you would be a terrorist, you would be imprisoned, exiled, or dead. . .”
  • Another video in support of BDS campaigns from April 2016 features an assortment of speakers from an event held by Mundubat, among them Ayed Abu Eqtaish of Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P) and Sergio Yahni of the Alternative Information Center (AIC). In the video, Yahni is filmed saying: “The processes of physical destruction, like the processes of psychological destruction of the children, are part of a policy of what has been called ‘thanatopolitics’ [death politics], which is to keep the different layers of Palestinian society a centimeter from death, not to kill them. There is death, I’m not denying that, but the aim is not death as such, but the feeling of living on top of death.”

Partners

  1. Alternative Information Center
  2. Defense for Children International – Palestine
  3. Union of Agricultural Work Committees
    • UAWC is identified by Fatah as an official PFLP “affiliate,” and by USAID as the “agricultural arm” of the PFLP. According to academic scholar Glenn E. Robinson, UAWC was founded in 1986 by “agronomists loosely affiliated with the PFLP.”
    • In 2010, UAWC organized “a solidarity day with the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmed Saadat…” The “solidarity day” featured Muhammad Bakri, executive director of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Gaza, and celebrated “the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi” (an attack perpetrated by the PFLP).
  4. Health Work Committees
  5. Bisan Center for Development
    • Lamees Farraj, Project Coordinator at Bisan, is a signatory on behalf of Bisan to the “Support Statement of Palestinian Feminists in Palestine and Diaspora,” published in February 2016, which accuses Israel of “colonial and racist oppression”; “deplore[s] the colonial attitude inherent in some Israeli feminists’ request of us to sign a statement in favor of liberal ideals . . . and against the effective solidarity with the struggle for rights”; and “emphasize[s] that popular resistance movements, including the boycott movement, are feminist issues as well.”
    • According to Palestinian organizations Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and Addameer, Bisan’s Executive Director Eteraf Rimawi was arrested six times by Israeli forces between 1995 and 2014. As reported by Addameer, Rimawi was sentenced for 16-months in prison and fined NIS 5000 in 2000. During his detention in 2008, an Israeli military judge affirmed that “Eteraf was active in political activities related to the PFLP.”
    • Addameer additionally reported that on 23/9/2014, Israeli military judge Doron-Dorani stated at a judicial review hearing: “Eteraf Rimawi is an activist in an illegal organization and is active within his area of residence along with others that are currently in detention. Eteraf was arrested a number of times and he is back to his previous actions.”
  6. Union of Palestinian Women Committees
    • According to the Institute for Palestine Studies and scholar Simona Sharoni, the UPWC is politically affiliated with the PFLP.
    • According to the PFLP, the late Maha Nassar, who was president of the UPWC, was also a member of the Central Committee of the PFLP.
    • As reported by the PFLP, in 2012 the UPWC “organized a visit to the home of the martyr Comrade Mahmoud Gharbawi, writer and former member of the Political Vureau (sic) of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the 40th day after his death. This visit came as one of a series of events organized by the PFLP . . .”
  7. Land Research Center

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