How to Crush Palestinian NGOs: Just Use the “T” Word
Keywords: 
World Vision
PFLP
donors
Palestinian NGOs
erasure
criminalization
terror-affiliated
Abstract: 

Israel has long sought to erase Palestinians, Palestinian resistance, and Palestinian organizations. In Israel’s latest rendition of erasure, Palestinian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become the new target. By labeling NGO staff, and now NGOs, as “terror-affiliated,” Israel is attempting to silence these organizations by making it impossible for them to be funded. Looking at the case of Mohammed El Halabi from World Vision, one can see that it does not take much for donors to run scared: just using the “t” word is sufficient, with no need for evidence.

Author biography: 

Diana Buttu is a Haifa-based human rights lawyer, analyst, and member of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights.

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