In 2018-2021, the World Bank funded a $17 million project managed by an anti-peace Palestinian group, NGO Development Center. The project lists several NGO grantees that, according to the available evidence, have links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Hamas, which is designated as a terror group by the US, the EU, Canada, and Israel.
On June 19, 2014, Israel’s Defense Minister declared IRW to be illegal, based on its alleged role in funneling money to Hamas, and banned it from operating in Israel and the West Bank. 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.”
On December 8, 2020, Palestinian NGO Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights announced that its director, Issam Younis, was awarded the “Franco-German Human Rights and the Rule of Law Prize.”
In contrast to its stated objectives of working toward “peace” and “coexistence,” members include a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs that promote agendas based solely on the Palestinian narrative of victimization, while altogether omitting Israeli perspectives.
On April 9, 2015, Al-Mezan hosted a conference in Gaza about the opportunities for prosecuting Israelis presented by Palestinian ascendancy to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The event featured representatives from Palestinian terrorist organizations – Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) –as well as officials from leading NGOs and the UN.
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) regularly lobbies the British Parliament, the United Nations, and other international forums, disseminating demonizing information and contributing to the international delegitimization of Israel.