I ended part three mentioning how Sahar Francis, ADDAMEER’s Director, had visited the home of PFLP arch terrorist Ahmed Sada’at, in an act of solidarity. I am now going to look deeper at Francis’ terror connections.
The Board Member
Sahar Francis is a board member for Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P). According to NGO Monitor:
Several DCI-P board members have apparent ties to the PFLP. Mahmoud Jiddah, reportedly a “PFLP member,” was imprisoned by Israel for 17 years for carrying out “grenade attacks” against Israeli civilians in Jerusalem in 1968. Hassan Abed Aljawad is similarly described as a Bethlehem-based “PFLP activist,” or “leader,” representing the PFLP at public events. Fatima Daana, an attorney and board secretary, is apparently the widow of Raed Nazzal, the former commander of the PFLP’s armed wing (the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades) in Qalqilya. Nazzal was responsible for several terrorist attacks and was killed in 2002 in a shootout with IDF forces.Previous board members had demonstrable PFLP ties as well. From 2007 to 2014, Shawan Jabarin – an alleged PFLP activist and director of Al-Haq (see above) – was a member of DCI-P’s Board of Directors. Alleged PFLP affiliates Nassar Ibrahim and Dr. Majed Nassar (see above) were also on the Board.
In September 2017, Francis was a panelist at a conference in the European Parliament on palestinian women, essentially a panel discussing the role of women in palestinian terror organizations and terror activities. She shared the stage with convicted PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled, and ‘Shirley Temper’ Ahed Tamimi.
As a representative of ADDAMEER, Francis also participated in a discussion on palestinian prisoners in 2016, organized by Al-Haq Association, an organization also tied to the PFLP through its director, Shawan Jabarin (mentioned above).
Believe it or not, ADDAMEER has more terror connections, which I will be exploring in my next post in this series.