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Netherlands cuts funding to Palestinian NGO

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Al-Araby

The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it will stop funding the Ramallah-based Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) NGO, saying that some of its members were connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP is considered by both the US and the EU as a terrorist organisation. The UAWC is one of six Palestinian NGOs that were recently added by Israel to its list of terrorist organisations amid condemnation by the Palestinian Authority. The UAWC expressed ‘sorrow’ and ‘concern’ at the decision taken by the Netherlands, while Israel welcomed the ann…

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