The Belgian Government is Shocked — Shocked! — To Discover the Diversion of Aid to the Palestinians

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Belgian Jewish portal Joods Actueel:

Belgium investigates channeling of development money to Palestinian terrorists

June 2, 2021

Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir confirmed in Parliament that an investigation is underway into Belgian developmental aid that has possibly been channeled to the financing of terrorist activities by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

She answered a question from N-VA Parliament Member Kathleen Depoorter: “This matter is very serious, and cannot be taken lightly. I am happy that the matter is being investigated, but also expect quick answers and appropriate steps by the minister.”

A report accuses seven Palestinian organizations of channeling developmental money from Western European donors, intended for the local people, to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization according to the European Union.

Among the suspected organizations are also found partners of Belgian developmental cooperation such as Health Work Committees (HWC), but also the organization Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), which Belgium wanted to give speaking time in the United Nations Security Council.

€3.76 million support improperly used

Minister Kitir confirms that in the past five years the concerned organizations, through their Belgian partners, received up to €3.70 million of which €660,000 through Viva Salud, €1.8 million through Oxfam, and €1.3 million through Broederlijk Delen (Brotherly Sharing). According to the Israelis, our support is improperly used. They reportedly submitted a report to our government, after which the minister opened an investigation.

Payments suspended in Netherlands, Belgian government remains silent

MP Kathleen Depoorter points out that these reports in the Netherlands caused the necessary commotion in the government, and the payments were suspended. “I note that our government, while the allegations are serious, remains much quieter. Nonetheless, I have asked the minister to look into these reports and that she bring her own investigation into the misuse to the Parliament. Everyone is innocent until the opposite is proven, and these Palestinian organizations deserve a fair chance, but we expect appropriate measures if the facts are proven.”

4 thoughts on “The Belgian Government is Shocked — Shocked! — To Discover the Diversion of Aid to the Palestinians

  1. In the balanced and constructive linguistic framework of international diplomacy, these people are blithering idiots.

    • I am reminded of a scene in the book “Crusade” by David Weber. It is a SF book of the STARFIRE universe. There the retired big hero Admiral now statesman says to a current serving admiral: The current rulers wouldnt understand a military strategy even if it were shot up their posteriors.”

    • Not really.
      They are a bunch of amoral careerists.
      Their careers are secure and they got their attaboys for giving Pali Arabs the money. The fact that money is fungible and can easily be redirected to evil ends is ‘not their problem.’
      This is what you get with careerist ‘expert’ bureaucrats and officials.
      The older I get, the more I like the Spoils System.

  2. The world rewards bad behaviors as it also punishes good deeds. Daily psycho dramas unfold unabated. In my 73rd year, I have witnessed far too much. Any mental weeping I do now is for my 30 something kids and their children. And the great grands one day. Where tears really flow is the realization that we have allowed this to happen.

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