Borrell 'worried' about raids on Palestinian NGOs

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Head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell is 'deeply concerned' last week's IDF raids on Palestinian non-governmental organizations designated by Israel as terrorist organizations. "These actions are unacceptable. This is part of the alarming shrinking space for civil society in the Palestinian territories,” Borrell said. According to him, the EU strongly supports non-governmental organizations “in their defense of the right to freedom of expression.” He added that Israel did not provide “any substantive information” in support of their claims that these groups are fronts for PFLP terrorist activities. “If there is compelling evidence to the contrary, we will act accordingly. At the same time, it is critical to ensure that anti-terrorism legislation does not undermine civil society,” he added.

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