Israel’s besmirching of Palestine NGOs must be reversed

On 19 October, the Israeli defence ministry designated six organisations of the Palestinian civil society as “terrorist organisations,” pursuant to its domestic Counter-Terrorism Law of 2016.

The six organisations count amongst the most influential and internationally-recognised actors of the Palestinian civil society, working on crucial issues spanning from human rights, children and women’s rights, social and economic development: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees.