Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UK: Stop giving British aid money to Palestinian terrorists, Jewish community say in new campaign

The Daily Mail reports:
Jewish groups are launching a campaign to stop British aid being used to fund Palestinian terrorists following shocking revelations in The Mail on Sunday.
They are demanding the Government cut all funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it ends support for payments of ‘salaries’ to suicide bombers and child killers. 
The Department for International Development (DFID) will this year give the PA £25.5 million.

McCann says DFID is ‘guilty of turning a blind eye to UK taxpayers’ money being used to incentivise murder’.

In March, we exposed how ‘rewards for murder’ flowed from British and European funding bodies to terrorists accused of atrocities. 

Our investigation found millions being passed on from the PA to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) – which in turn gives it to convicted terrorists locked up in Israeli prisons, and their families.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, which represents the Jewish community, and advocacy group the Israel-Britain Alliance, will put pressure on MPs to attend the June 13 debate on aid spending forced by Mail on Sunday readers. 

Over 228,000 signed an online petition calling on MPs to stop spending a fixed sum of 0.7 per cent of national income on aid.

Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies, said it supported aid for people in need, but added: ‘Until DFID can be absolutely sure that money is going to the right people, and not funding terrorists and incitement, either directly or indirectly, we call for the aid to be suspended while a rigorous review takes place.’ 

Mr McCann, who became director of the Israel-Britain Alliance after losing his seat last year, said: ‘People don’t want their hard-earned cash given to terrorists.’ 

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