In 2022, USAID provided funding to more than 20 Palestinian NGOs, via its Civic Participation and Community Engagement (CPCE) framework. The following report details how several board members and officials from CPCE partner organizations operating in the West Bank celebrate terrorists and glorify violence.
Irrespective of the information possessed by the Israeli government and intelligence agencies and the criteria for designation, there is overwhelming, publicly available evidence that ties these NGOs and their leadership to the PFLP.
PalVision Board Members and Employees: Glorification of Violence, Celebration of Terrorists, and Support for BDS
PalVision’s board members, officials, and employees have justified and glorified violence against Israeli civilians and praised individual terrorists and terrorist attacks. Additionally, they have employed antisemitic and “anti-normalization” rhetoric in their public statements.
Human Rights Watch is a powerful NGO, with a massive budget, close links to Western governments, and significant influence in international institutions. Its publications reflect the absence of professional standards, research methodologies, and military and legal expertise, as well as a deep-seated ideological bias against Israel. HRW’s review of “Israel and Palestine: Events of 2017,” reflects these same methodological flaws, resulting in a highly skewed representation of Israeli domestic and international law.
In response to a letter sent by NGO Monitor regarding the funding of a group that inaugurated a youth center named after a terrorist, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified that, in cooperation with the other donor countries of the Secretariat, the Netherlands has decided to suspend cooperation with WATC until further notice.
PNGO, a network of Palestinian NGOs whose member organizations include several groups with alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organizations, continues to receive European funding, despite its glorification of terrorism.