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Israel Summons Heads of Palestinian NGOs It Branded “Terrorist Organizations”

HeadlineAug 22, 2022

In news from the Occupied Territories, Israeli authorities summoned and briefly detained the head of a prominent Palestinian organization which documents Israeli attacks on children. Khaled Quzmar, the general director of Defense for Children Palestine, was summoned on Sunday for interrogation by a Shin Bet agent. Israeli forces also tried to summon the head of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq, but he refused to go in for questioning. This comes just three days after Israeli forces raided the offices of both organizations and five other Palestinian rights groups. Israel had previously designated six of the NGOs, including Defense for Children Palestine and Al-Haq, to be terrorist organizations. Click here to see our coverage of the raids.

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