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Denmark freezes $8 million in Palestinian NGO funding

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Denmark has frozen $8 million in donor funding it had earmarked for 24 Palestinian and pro-Palestinian NGOs, pending an investigation to ensure that the funds will be used for peaceful and constructive purposes.

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The country’s Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement about the suspension of funding, which is organized through the umbrella organization of the Al-Bireh-based Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat.

Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands area also part of the donor consortium.

The ministry also halted funding to the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, a Palestinian NGO, after learning it named a youth center after Palestinian Dalal Mughrabi.

Mughrabi was one of 11 terrorists who hijacked a taxi and two buses near Tel Aviv in 1978, killing 38 people, in what is known as the Coastal Plain Massacre.

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