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Shin Bet calls director of ‘banned’ Palestinian rights group for questioning – Middle East Monitor

Israel’s domestic spy agency, Shin Bet, yesterday ordered al-Haq’s general director, Shawan Javelin, to go to Ofer military prison in the occupied West Bank for questioning during a threatening phone call. .

According to Wafa news agency, Javelin was threatened with arrest, interrogation and other actions if he did not comply.

“I’m not going to change my mind, but if he wants to arrest me, I’m sure he can do it as an occupying force,” said Javelin. He said he invited him to his office and asked him to issue a formal interrogation order through his lawyer, not by phone.

It Comes After the Israeli Occupation Forces Raided 7 offices Last week, Palestinian civil society rights groups in the occupied West Bank.

The raid involved six NGOs exclusive So does the Union of Health and Labor Commissions, which Israel claims is a “terrorist organization” in 2021 and is associated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which was outlawed by Tel Aviv.

Israel has not provided any evidence for its claims.

Jabarin called PFLP’s relationship claims “absolute nonsense and complete lies.”

read: ‘International impunity is the backbone of Israeli occupation,’ rights group says

Israel insisted that provide information After Ned Price, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, expressed concern over the civil society group’s shutdown, Reuters reported that it was exported to the United States based on the shutdown.

However, the United States has sinceConcernedThe Israeli raid on the West Bank offices of Palestinian NGOs highlighted that there was not enough evidence to prove they were designated as terrorist organizations.

the United Nations condemned He said there was no credible evidence to support Israel’s accusations.

“Despite offers to do so, the Israeli authorities have not provided the United Nations with credible evidence to justify these declarations,” the United Nations Office for Human Rights said in a statement. It looks like

Nine European Union countries Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden said they would continue to work with the group, citing the lack of evidence for Israel’s accusations.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220822-shin-bet-calls-director-of-banned-palestine-rights-group-in-for-interrogation/ Shin Bet calls director of ‘banned’ Palestinian rights group for questioning – Middle East Monitor

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