Palestinian Authority Revokes 50 NGO Licenses
Not too long ago, I wrote about how the whole world was wagging fingers at Israel, for suggesting that NGO’s should disclose sources of foreign funding. According to Ynet,
EU officials [said] that ‘Israel should be very careful about reigning in its prosperous democratic society with laws that are reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.’
The US State Department “expressed concerns about the dangers [the proposed law] could pose to a “free and functioning civil society,” and Seymour Reich, the long-forgotten one-time Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, also saw fit to lambaste the law in an op-ed in the Jewish week.
A few days ago, Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh reported,
Palestinian Authority revokes licenses of 50 NGO's in Ramallah area for 'breaking the law.'
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) May 11, 2016
According to Maan News, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of the Interior claimed that these NGOs had failed to begin operating within a year of the registration being issued. Whether that’s true or not, we’ll never know, since no other news agency seems to have noticed.
No word yet on any response from the “pro-Palestinian” Europeans or the US State Department. Those who claim to be so concerned about Palestinian human rights just snore when those rights are potentially being violated by the PA.