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Israel accuses EU of funding NGOs that support BDS

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The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs has accused the EU of funding NGOs which support BDS, a report issued yesterday said.

The report noted that two of the NGOs are Palestinians; Al-Haq and Al-Mezan. Adding that they received hundreds of thousands of euros during 2017 and 2018.

According to the report, Al-Haq is based in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and it received €297,000, and the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights received €450,000.

The report also noted that Al-Haq is working with a series of EU organsiations to promote boycotts against Israel, as well as working against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague and at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.

In addition, the report stated that Al-Haq issued a statement in June 2018, calling for sanctions against Israel and in 2017 it called for French banks to withdraw direct or indirect financing of Israeli companies and banks which contribute to the development of settlements.

Meanwhile, Al-Mezan, the report said, signed a letter to the UN Secretary-General, urging the creation and publication of a database of companies with business links to Israeli settlements.

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