Vento di Terra


In their own words“We work in border territories and we consider development cooperation as a complex relationship among equals. We suggest an idea of community development related to the concept of social, economic and cultural growth.”


  • Vento di Terra (VdT) does not release financial information, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability.
  • In 2021-2022, Italy granted $17,000 to Vento di Terra, in partnership with Islamic Relief Palestine (IRPAL)1 and Save the Children.
    • On June 19, 2014, Israel’s Defense Minister declared Islamic Relief Worldwide to be illegal, based on its alleged role in funneling money to Hamas, and banned it from operating in Israel and the West Bank. (Hamas is a designated terror organization by Israel, the U.S., EU, and Canada.) According to news reports, the decision was made after “the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the coordinator for government activities in the territories, and legal authorities provided incriminating information against IRW.”
  • In 2021, the Italian government granted $60,000 to Vento di Terra, in partnership with Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council.
  • In 2014-2017, VdT was an implementing partner on a € 2.2 million grant from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation for “Strengthening and networking of educational and psychosocial support services for minors and women in marginal areas of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.” Other implementing partners include the Bisan Center for Research and Development and the Remedial Education Center. (See more about the Bisan Center below.)




  1. Since 2006, IRPAL has cooperated with the Al-Falah Society. According to the Meir Amit Institute, the Al-Falah Society Charitable is one of “Hamas’s charitable societies.” Al-Falah is run by Ramadan Tanboura, who according to Haaretz is a “well-known Hamas figure.” According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, Hamas held a reception for Tanboura “on his return from an eight-month fund-raising trip to the Gulf States. Senior Hamas figures also participated.”

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