US, UN 'alarmed' by terrorist designation of Palestinian NGOs by Israel

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US, UN 'alarmed' by terrorist designation of Palestinian NGOs by Israel
Six Palestinian NGOs were declared to be affiliated with terrorist organization PFLP by the Justice and Defense Ministries.
By MICHAEL STARR, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
OCTOBER 22, 2021

The United States will engage Israel seeking more information about the designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Friday. Addameer, Al Haq, Bisan Center, DCI-P, Samidoun and UAWC, were declared by the Justice and Defense Ministries on Friday to be affiliated with the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

"We will be engaging our Israeli partners for more information regarding the basis for the designation," Price said on a regular briefing call. Price said Washington was not given advance warning of the designation, a move that drew criticism from the United Nations Human Rights Office, which said it was "alarmed" at the announcement. "Counter-terrorism legislation must not be used to constrain legitimate human rights and humanitarian work," it said, adding that some of the reasons given appeared vague or irrelevant.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/p...p-terrorist-arms-by-israeli-government-682826
 
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