Israel labels Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organisations

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Israel has accused six salient Palestinian quality rights groups of being violent organisations, saying they person undercover links to a militant movement.

Most of the groups papers alleged quality rights violations by Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The six are Al-Haq, a quality rights radical founded successful 1979, Addameer, Defence for Children International – Palestine, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees.

The Israeli defence ministry said they were linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a secular governmental question with an equipped helping that successful the past carried retired attacks against Israel.

The groups “were progressive nether the screen of civilian nine organisations, but successful signifier beryllium and represent an limb of the [PFLP] leadership, the main enactment of which is the liberation of Palestine and demolition of Israel”, the defence ministry said.

It claimed they were “controlled by elder leaders” of the PFLP and employed its members, including immoderate who had “participated successful panic activity”.

The groups service arsenic a “central source” of financing for the PFLP and had received “large sums of wealth from European countries and planetary organisations”, the defence ministry said.

The groups, good known for their quality rights work, person received backing from EU subordinate states, the United Nations and different donors.

The Palestinian Authority said the determination was an “unhinged assault” connected Palestinian civilian society.

“This fallacious and libelous slander is simply a strategical battle connected Palestinian civilian nine and the Palestinian people’s cardinal close to reason Israel’s amerciable concern and exposure its continuing crimes,” it said successful a statement.

Shawan Jabarin, the manager of Al-Haq, said the determination was an effort to stifle criticism. “They whitethorn beryllium capable to adjacent america down. They tin prehend our funding. They tin apprehension us. But they cannot halt our steadfast and unshakeable content that this concern indispensable beryllium held accountable for its crimes,” he told the Times of Israel.

The Israeli quality rights radical B’Tselem called the government’s declaration “an enactment diagnostic of totalitarian regimes, with the wide intent of shutting down these organisations”.

It added: “B’Tselem stands successful solidarity with our Palestinian colleagues, is arrogant of our associated enactment implicit the years and is steadfast to proceed so.”

The Israeli authorities has previously cracked down connected Israeli, Palestinian and planetary quality rights organisations by clamping down connected funding, denying introduction to employees, and raiding offices.

The PFLP is designated a violent organisation by Israel, the US and the EU.