Perhaps to capitalize on the increased awareness of the palestinian prisoner issue following ‘Shirley Temper’ Ahed Tamimi’s release from prison, Jewish Voice for Peace (NYC) is holding an event in a few days – Breaking the Bars – involving a group called ADDAMEER, which claims to be a non-governmental, civil institution that works to support palestinian prisoners.
Join us for an intimate discussion between two groups on the frontlines of fighting incarceration and supporting prisoners — one in Palestine, the other in the US — on how we can understand these shared systems of domination and resist them.
ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian working for political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons….
But here’s the thing: ADDAMEER has been created and run by members of a brutal terrorist organization – Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – and might even be run by the PFLP itself.
Of its current board members, at least 9 seem to be PFLP members. ADDAMEER lawyers currently represent the PFLP’s Secretary-General, Ahmed Sa’adat, sentenced to 30 years in prison for heading the PFLP and for his responsibility for all actions carried out by them, particularly for the murder of Israeli MK Rehavam Ze’evi. And ADDAMEER seems to partner with other terror-affiliated organizations, as well as many US-based anti-Israel organizations (like JVP).
Thus, while ADDAMEER presents itself as a human rights organization, it is actually the PFLP using the guise of humanitarian work to hide its illicit activities and infiltrate the United States, even raising money from unwitting US donors.
In upcoming posts, I will provide proof of what I just wrote, and look deeper at their funding sources. Stay tuned!