Visa, Mastercard, and American Express shut down online credit card donations for terror-linked NGOs
In June 2018, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express shut down online credit card donations for a number of terror-linked NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict. NGO Monitor research into Al-Haq, Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and the Alternative Information Center played a critical role in this development, in cooperation with UK Lawyers for Israel.
In addition, in October 2018, Paypal stopped providing services to the British NGO War on Want. A complaint submitted to the UK Charity Commission detailed the group’s links to the PFLP and to Addameer, an NGO affiliated with the terror group.
Similarly, Citibank and Arab Bank closed accounts of Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), an NGO linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a designated terror group in the US, EU, Canada, and Israel. DCI-P campaigns for BDS – particularly targeting the IDF – throughout Europe, the US, and Canada, deliberately presenting highly selective and/or false claims about juvenile justice.