Netherlands ends funding to Palestinian agricultural NGO outlawed by Israel

The Dutch government has ended its funding for Palestine’s Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), one of six non-profit groups recently outlawed by Israel. In October, Israel designated the Palestinian human rights groups “terrorist organisations,” saying that they acted as “part of a network of organisations operating under cover in the international arena” on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). On Wednesday, UAWC said it was “shocked and saddened” by the Netherlands’ decision to stop its funding. UAWC was outlawed by Israel along with Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Addameer, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) and Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P). The decision has prompted condemnation from prominent human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, and the Israeli organisation B’Tselem.

— source | 6 Jan 2022

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