Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan appealed to Interior, Internal Security and Justice ministers in ten countries to reexamine their ties with and to halt funding for terror-linked, boycott promoting NGOs, in light of the new report, “Terrorists in Suits – the Ties between NGOs Promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations.”
Since the beginning of 2019, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs has published two reports exposing the ties between terrorist groups and BDS promoting organizations and the European funds they receive. The first report, “The Money Trail,” dealt with the more than €5 million ($5.67 million) in annual funding provided to organizations promoting boycotts against Israel by the European Union, in contrast to its own declared policy.
The second, “Terrorists in Suits,” revealed more than 100 links between the internationally designated terrorist groups Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) with at least 13 anti-Israel BDS promoting NGOs. These groups have successfully placed more than 30 of their members, 20 of whom have served prison time, in senior positions within BDS-promoting organizations.
This week, Minister Erdan addressed Interior, internal Security and Justice peers in the United States, Britain, Norway, France, Belgium, Brazil, India, Germany and the Commissioner for the Security of the European Union stating, saying: “In light of the findings of the report and the great duty we share as ministers responsible for interior and public security, I urge you to examine the activities of the boycott organizations operating in your country and ensure that they do not advance the radical agenda of the terrorist organizations to which they are connected, and halt any activities or public funding they receive.”
The Ministry of Strategic Affairs also launched a campaign on the social networks to help raise awareness and expose the true nature of boycott organizations operating in Europe as “human rights organizations,” while in reality they hide their ties to terror groups.