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November 30, 2015

UK: Anti-Israel org’s bank accounts shut down over terror links

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Henry Jackson Society

Originally published in Arutz Sheva

Britain’s leading anti-Israel organization has had its bank accounts closed, after it was revealed it may have been “inadvertently” funding Palestinian terrorism.

Tom Wilson, a resident associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, told the Arutz Sheva: “The Co-op has highlighted the due diligence that it must show regarding the accounts of groups operating in ‘high risk locations’, of which Gaza and the West Bank would certainly be included.

“Among the concerns a bank would have in these kinds of cases will likely be fears about funding reaching illegal, extremist or terrorist activities.

“The PSC claim that this is an act of discrimination seems particularly unconvincing given the support we’ve seen the Co-op give for the Palestinian campaign in the past.”