According to the report the “response plan” from UN-OCHA includes projects with terror-linked NGOs, as well as for non-emergency advocacy.
During a May 19, 2020 meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi stated that he had instructed the heads of EU delegations to Israel and West Bank/ Gaza to “look deep” in to the allegations that some EU funds go to terror-linked or -supporting NGOs, declaring that such funding “will not be tolerated.”
- European Union
- NGO Code of Conduct
- Palestinian NGOs
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
On March 30, 2020, the EU Representative Office to the West Bank and Gaza sent a “clarification letter regarding the EU-funded contracts” to Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) appearing to give in to Palestinian pressure and effectively annul EU regulations that prohibit the transfer of EU funds to terror groups or individuals connected to these groups.
The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) is affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and is active in advocacy lobbying "decision makers and legislators to issue a modern civil laws set to ensure developing the Palestinian community.”
On December 18, European Court of Auditors (ECA) released a report finding a severe transparency deficiency in EU funding to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Olga Deutsch replies to accusations by PNGO that it pressured a Brussels newspaper to "silence Palestine in EU circles."