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Palestinian NGOs launch international campaign to revoke Israeli decision to shut them down

Israel shut down the offices of seven Palestinian NGOs in the West Bank per a military decision, which these NGOs seek to confront with a wide international campaign.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks at the Al-Haq Foundation after Israel raided and closed an entrance to their offices, Ramallah, West Bank, Aug. 18, 2022.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seven Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations are betting on an international campaign launched by international institutions and unions, to pressure Israel to reverse its decision to shut them down.

On Aug. 18, Israeli forces raided the headquarters of seven nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the West Bank, before forcing them to shut down, under the pretext that they are terrorist organizations that finance the activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s armed wing.

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