Sahar Francis, director of Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, addresses a news conference in Ramallah, Oct. 23, 2021, after Israel declared it and five others as linked to terror. (AP/Majdi Mohammed) (AP/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian human rights group

Washington and Jerusalem are divided over Israel’s outlawing of six Palestinian NGOs that it says are affiliated with Palestinian terror groups.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Friday designated six Palestinian non-governmental organizations as terror groups linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,

“They are fake donations and the money has just disappeared,” says Raphael Jerusalmy, a former intelligence officer, regarding the NGOs claiming to be charitable groups that in fact are involved with “full-fledged organized crime and terror.”

“We have all the proof,” Jerusalmy told i24 News, pointing out that Israel would not take such a decision lightly.