Palestinians summon Dutch envoy over NGO aid cutoff

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The Palestinian Authority summoned the Dutch representative Kees van Baaron Monday to object to the Netherlands’ decision to halt funding to a Palestinian civil society group that Israel controversially outlawed as a terrorist organisation. In a statement, the PA decried the “unjust and biased” decision to cut off funding to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, one of six groups that Israel outlawed in October in what critics said was as an assault on Palestinian civil society. The Palestinian Authority, which administers parts of the occupied West Bank and coordinates security with Isra…

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