EU - Terrorists Can Take Part in EU-Funded Activities

Arno Froese

Palestinians affiliated with terrorist groups may participate in EU activities, EU Representative to West Bank and Gaza Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff wrote in an official letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

“While the entities and groups included in the EU restrictive lists cannot benefit from EU-funded activities, it is understood that a natural person affiliated to, sympathizing with or supporting any of the groups or entities mentioned in the EU restrictive lists is not excluded from benefiting from EU-funded activities, unless his/her exact name and surname...corresponds to any of the natural persons on the EU restrictive list,” the letter reads.

EU sources insisted that while the letter says there is no legal obstacle to people affiliated with terrorist groups participating in activities they fund, the use of their aid money is carefully vetted.

“Over several meetings with EU officials it was made clear that any funding for these NGOs must be stopped immediately and scrutinized carefully to ensure no funds are transferred to terrorists or terrorist-related activities,” a ministry spokesman said., 6 May 2020

Arno's Commentary

Europe is the continent that leads the world when it comes to humanitarian aid, foreign aid and, in this case, aid to NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations).

Wikipedia lists the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee members’ total budget reaching $132 billion, of which Europe donated $122.8 billion (USA $31.1 billion). Clearly, Europe is the world’s leading force when it comes to so-called soft influence on planet earth.

The law is very complicated relating to distribution legally. Palestinian organizations, for example, list the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)—designated a terrorist group by the EU, US, Canada, and Israel—as a “political party.” Israel has been, is, and always will be very alert when it comes to distribution of finances that in the end support terrorist organizations. It is most difficult to escape Israel’s intelligence capabilities.

The world would do well to heed Zechariah 8:16: “These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

Read more from this author

ContactAbout UsPrivacy and Safety