Israeli ministers in war of words over ‘problematic’ move to brand Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations – reports — RT World News

Israel’s decision to designate six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist outfits has prompted infighting among ministers as members of the country’s fragile coalition government criticized the move as “detrimental” to national interests.

On Friday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz had signed an order that categorized the civil society groups in the West Bank as terrorist organizations – on the basis of classified findings by the country’s Shin Bet security service which allegedly showed that these groups were part of a network run by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) militant group.

Center-left members of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government have denounced the move, with Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli – who leads the coalition partner Labor Party – blasting the “manner”It was first released in the following: “caused great damage to our relationships with our biggest and most important friends.”

This minister was speaking out against both the international condemnation of the decision as well as the claims that US officials made about them not being informed prior to the fact. According to Haaretz, Shin Bet and Defense Ministry representatives will fly to Washington for the presentation to the Biden government. “unambiguous”Evidence of terrorist links is also available
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Michaeli spoke at Monday’s party meeting and said that the consequences of the move might be “detrimental to Israel’s interests”We stressed the importance of making decisions that are in line with this natural law “must be done with proper preparation”And “with the greatest trepidation, only if we are certain there is truly no other way.”

However, Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party issued a strong rebuke, telling Michaeli to not “interfere with the war on terror”Since she “doesn’t know the details” The statement was then known as “chauvinist”Tamar Zandberg (left-wing Meretz) was interviewed on Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Minister. Zandberg called previously the decision “grave”He said that his party would insist on it “clarifications.”

I think it is chauvinist to say to a woman who is a member of the Security Cabinet: ‘don’t interfere, you don’t understand anything.

Another interview with Welfare Minister Meir, Cohen from Yesh Atid, revealed that Michaeli’s attack was a misunderstanding. “unnecessary”Supported the Labor leader “say whatever she sees fit” Cohen added, however, that infighting can also occur. “will not bring down the government”

Bennett’s coalition government is composed of eight parties from across the political spectrum and the Arab Islamist party, also known as Ra’am. Only a small minority of the 120-seat Knesset members support it. Bennett asked his cabinet members not to vote in recent weeks. “rock the boat” in order to pass the national budget before a November 14 deadline – failing which the government will automatically dissolve. also available
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Meretz party members criticized Nitzan Horowitz’s Defense Ministry decision over the weekend. Nitzan Horowitz was the party leader. “problematic matter”With “implications.. for human rights and democracy”.

A number of well-known organizations had significant support and oversight by the EU and other international agencies. Named in the announcement were the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees; ADDAMEER – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association; Bisan Center for Research and Development; al-Haq Organization; Defense for Children International – Palestine; and the Union Of Agricultural Work Committees.

Even though the evidence is classified against the group, the Foreign Minister Yair lapid claimed that he was able to provide the necessary information. “presented”With the intelligence, the claimed the “decision had to be made”There were apparently “very bad people taking advantage of the good ones”These organizations. Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked of Bennett’s right-wing Yamina party also praised the decision as being based on “firm intelligence information”. also available
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