As part of the ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, particularly in relation to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Minister of Defense Benny Gantz ratified on Wednesday the designation made in October 2021 of the following organizations as terrorist organizations: "Union of Palestinian Women's Committees", "Bisan" and "ADDAMEER.”
The designation was ratified by law in the State of Israel. The three organizations, which serve as branches of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), did not appeal against their designation as terrorist organizations in Israel.
Concurrently, the General of the IDF’s Central Command denied the appeals filed by the three organizations, as well as the appeals submitted by two additional organizations - "Al-Haq" and "Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P),” against their designations as terrorist organizations.
All of the organizations in question operate under cover and in agency of the PFLP in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) as well as abroad, says Israel’s defense ministry.
“The organizations operate under the guise of performing humanitarian activities to further the goals of the PFLP terrorist organization, to strengthen the organization and to recruit operatives. They also assist in raising funds for the terrorist organization via a variety of methods that include forgery and fraud.”
The five organizations are controlled by the PFLP, employ PFLP operatives in management and field positions and operate to conceal their affiliation to the terrorist organization, out of fear of the security agencies in Israel and in the countries in where they raise funds.