Congress letter slams ‘terrorist’ label of Palestinian NGOs

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US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, part of the progressive bloc dubbed “the Squad”, is leading a joint letter to the State Department with more than 20 fellow lawmakers criticising the “terrorist” designations by Israel of six prominent Palestinian NGOs. The letter, issued on Monday and signed by 22 Congress members, highlights their concerns surrounding these designations, including what they say is a lack of evidence for criminalising these organisations, which serve some of the most vulnerable people. “A reported lack of evidence to support this decision raises concerns that…

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