USAID will screen NGO personnel for terrorist links
As MSNBC News has reported, USAID will now be screening all NGO personnel that receive USAID funding to make sure they have no links to terrorism. This is in addition to the pledge each organization has to sign that its money will not be used to support terrorism. A coalition of Palestinian NGOs have protested the pledge, refusing to sign. In April 2007, a MSF employee was arrested for planning terror assassinations in Israel, and the head of Al Haq, Shawan Jabarin, has been held by Israel for involvement with the PFLP.