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EU enables Israeli attack on Palestinian groups

Israel’s designation of six major Palestinian rights groups as “terrorist” organizations on Friday elicited an immediate and strong response from human rights defenders.

Reactions have continued to pour in. On Monday, two dozen human rights organizations in Israel jointly condemned the move as an “act of cowardice” that is “characteristic of repressive, authoritarian regimes.”

They called on “the international community to oppose this decision unequivocally.”

“This designation is a frontal attack on the Palestinian human rights movement, and on human rights everywhere,” a dozen UN special rapporteurs stated on Monday as well.

The independent experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor a range of issues, warned that the Israeli designation would effectively ban the work of the human rights groups. It provides a pretext for Israel to arrest their staff, close their offices and seize their property.