Council on International Relations – Palestine condemned the Israeli occupation’s decision to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil institutions as “terrorist organizations”.
The CIR considered the decision fully consistent with the mentality of the racist occupier by trying to cancel everyone who resists it even by peaceful means.
“This decision comes in the context of the Israeli dream of besieging the Palestinians and breaking their will to resist the occupation and struggle from for freedom and independence.” The CIR said in a statement on Saturday.
The council said the decision is an explicit declaration of war against Palestinian civil society, which directly contributed to exposing the occupation and its crimes on the international scene.
The Gaza-based body noted that the Israeli “anti-terrorism” legislation is a racist tool “Israel” uses to thwart any attempts to hold it accountable and expose its racist and criminal policies against the Palestinian people.
“We show solidarity with the designated Palestinian institutions, and we call on the international community to take bold steps to punish the occupation for this racist behavior and work hard to stop its crimes against our people and its sanctities.” The CIR concluded.
“Israel” has issued a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organisations”. The designated groups include Al-Haq, a human rights group founded in 1979, the Addameer rights group, Defence for Children International-Palestine, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees.