Paypal has closed the account of the French branch of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), seemingly because they violate a law barring discrimination based on national origin (i.e. they are racist scumbags).
The US online payment service PayPal on Thursday pulled the plug on the account of the French branch of the International Solidarity Movement – an organization that Israel has accused of aligning itself with pro-Palestinian terrorists who murdered three civilians and wounded over 50 people in Tel Aviv in 2003.
Israeli journalist Jean Patrick Grumberg, a reporter for the French-language American website Dreuz.info, notified PayPal that ISM-France supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign against Israel. PayPal has terminated a total of four BDS accounts since 2016 in France due to likely violations of the country’s law barring discrimination based on national origin.
When The Jerusalem Post attempted to access the PayPal donation section of the ISM-France website, the page read: “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said on its website that the 2003 attack at the entrance to the Tel Aviv bar Mike’s Place was jointly claimed by Hamas and by Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. According to the ministry, two British “terrorists were careful to establish their presence in Judea and Samaria by forging links with foreign left-wing activists and members of the International Solidarity Movement.”
The Foreign Ministry added that “ISM members take an active part in illegal and violent actions against IDF soldiers. At times, their activity in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip is under the auspices of Palestinian terrorist organizations. Foreign left-wing activists, especially ISM members, who seek entry into Israel, often do so under false pretenses, via cover stories – entry for matrimonial, tourist, religious and other purposes – which they coordinate prior to arriving in Israel.”
Remember, this is the same terror-enabling, discriminatory organization of which Rachel Corrie – lionized by some many so-called “peace activists” – was a member.