European Countries at UNSC Denounce "Israel's" Decision on 6 Palestinian NGOs
European UNSC members reveal their "serious concern" of "Israel's" designation of Palestinian NGOs as "terrorist" organizations.
Five European Security Council members revealed their "serious concern" over "Israel's" designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations.
A joint statement was released by Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, and Albania, wherein they said they "will be engaging Israeli authorities for more information regarding the basis for these designations, which we will study carefully." The UK did not sign the statement.
The five countries, particularly Ireland, sought information from the Israeli occupation on its charges against the six NGOs al-Haq, Addameer, the Bisan Center, the Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union for Agricultural Work Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees.
"These listings are a matter of serious concern, as they have far-reaching consequences for the organizations in political, legal, and financial terms," said the statement, read by Estonia's UN ambassador, Sven Jorgensen.
"Israel" fails to provide evidence
The Israeli occupation had failed, days ago, in its attempt to convince European officials that the 6 NGOs were indeed linked to the PFLP or violent activities.
A report was also released on Monday that revealed the occupation's use of Israeli NSO's Pegasus spyware to spy on the phones of 6 Palestinian social and human rights activists.
Among those hacked were Ubai Aboudi, a 37-year-old economist, and U.S. citizen who runs the Bisan Center for Research and Development in Ramallah. The other two hacked Palestinians who agreed to be named are researcher Ghassan Halaika of the Al-Haq rights group and attorney Salah Hammouri of Addameer, also a human rights organization. The three others wished to remain nameless.