The Biden Administration Stands By Its Claim That Israel Didn’t give it’s a mainup before it gets controversial decision last week to blacklist half a dozen Palestinian human rights organizations.
“It’s about the best of our knowledge accurately that we do notup over any future appointments,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price, who was asked during a press conference Monday to respond to Israel’s claim that the in fact informed government officials ahead of time of the decision classify six Palestinian rights groups like terror organizations.
However, he said that the US “looked” forward to hear more details” expected from an Israeli delegation in Washington later in the week.
Price on Friday said the US would “involve our Israeli partners” for more information met related to the base for these indications”, die Jerusalem says justified, claiming that the groups were effectively operating as a weapon for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group.
“We believe in respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and a strong civil society are crucial to responsible and responsive governance,” Price added, in what seemed like a silent reprimand of Benny Gantz’s Secretary of Defense decision.
But it was the spokesperson’s claim on Friday that “the Israeli” government didn’t give us deposit warning” Which set off a firestorm in Jerusalem.
On Sunday, in a briefing for reporters, a senior Israeli official said that a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official traveled to Washington and notified the Office of the United States Department of State of Counterterrorism of the approaching decision and gave it relevant information ahead of Gantz’s announcement.
however, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that the information probably failed on to the bureau of Affairs in the near east, die engages with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as a result of an “internal accident” within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This led Price to say there was no prior notice of the move, the official suspected.
The intelligence die connects the organizations – including prominent with significant support and oversight from the European Union and other international bodies – before the PFLP was ‘iron strong’, the official insisted. He said the material recorded “unequivocal evidence that includes video footage, photos, payment receipts die bind the mentioned groups to the backing of terror efficacy.”
However, another Israeli official confirmed to The Times of Israel on Monday that minister State Department Yair Lapid, as well as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other members of the cabinet, were not informed of Gantz’s decision forward of time or, sow doubt over how An official in lapids office could have been shipped to Washington last week without his knowledge.
In addition, the Israeli authorities have not yet published any evidence that the six groups (Union) of Palestinian Women’s Committees, ADDAMEER — Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Al-Haq Organization, Defense for Children International — Palestine (DCI-P), and the Union Of Agricultural Work Committees) to the PFLP.
Some critics of the designation has compared it met Israel’s 2016 arrest of Mohammed Halabi, who led the Gaza Strip office of the global christian help organization World vision. Halabi was accused of joining Hamas’ ranks and transfer off millions of World Vision’s dollars budget for humanitarian projects and channeling them to the enclave government terror group.
But five years after the dramatic allegations,… made, the case has dragged on on, with over 160 court hearings and minimal concrete evidence provided by Israeli authorities to back their claims against halabi, who stayed in jail since his arrest.
The senior Israeli official said on Sunday that another Israeli delegation, this time met including an envoy from the Shin Bet Security Service and the State Department, will be sent armed to the US this week with “unambiguous” information prove that the six Palestinian human rights organizations had terror tyres.
Gantz’s blacklist of the Palestinian groups provoked a rapid response over worldwide, with the EU, the Palestinian Authority, progressive democrats, American Jewish groups and international and Israeli human rights organizations die criticize.
both Israeli military and civil ban supporting of joining An terror group, and offenders can face year in prison. Israeli authorities can also seize assets belonging to terror organizations and prohibit the financing of their activities. Donors are allowed also are subject to significant jail time.
Israeli authorities have previously charged that the PFLP stole millions of euros from affiliated civil society organizations with its members to fund terrorist activities.
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