Palestine denounces US decision to remove Kach group from terror list
Palestinian presidency denounces the US State Department's decision to remove the Kach movement from its terror blacklist.
The Palestinian presidency denounced the US State Department's decision to remove the Israeli terrorist Kach group from its terror blacklist with Congress approval.
The presidency said in a statement that Washington is rewarding the enemies of peace and stability while keeping the Palestine Liberation Organization on the list.
The statement also added that this decision is a reward to members of this terror organization, such as Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is wreaking havoc in occupied Al-Quds and other occupied Palestinian lands, and Rabbi Bentzi Gopstein who just days ago called for the demolition of the Dome of the Rock.
The Palestinian presidency announced its extreme bewilderment at this US decision and the reasons behind it, while these groups continue their aggression against the Palestinian people and its Islamic and Christian sanctities.
What is the Kahane Chai movement?
The Kahane Chai group is closely connected to the Israeli far-right, including MK Itamar Ben Gvir who hails the founding rabbi as a "hero". Ben Gvir is directly involved in countless provocations and assaults on Palestinians in occupied Al-Quds. In one instance, he stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation police.
Kahane, the organization's founder, is a US-born rabbi and former Israeli MP who pushed for the arbitrary expulsion of Palestinians from their own occupied land and was assassinated in New York in 1990.
In 1997, three years after its follower Baruch Goldstein slaughtered 29 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil, the State Department recognized Kahane Chai as a foreign terrorist organization.