Defence for Children International – Palestine Section, Al-Haq, Badil, The Palestinian Non-governmental Organisations’ Network (PNGO) and Applied Research Institute Jerusalem were among signatories to a  April 24, 2008, petition condemning the closure of institutions owned by the Islamic Charitable Society in Hebron.  The statement called the action a "war crime" and a claimed that it "contravene[s] international humanitarian and human rights law."  There was no mention of the alleged links between the Society and the planning and execution of terrorist attacks, for example the February suicide bombing in Dimona.