Israeli Minister: Gaza Charity Likely ‘Turned Blind Eye’ to Terror Funding

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The Times of Israel reports: Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (pictured) on Thursday warned that the links between terrorist organizations and aid groups in the Gaza Strip are substantial, and urged donor states to ensure that their money does not end up in the hands of terrorists.

“I imagine that in the World Vision organization, which is very anti-Israeli, they turned a blind eye,” Erdan told Army Radio after a senior Palestinian aid worker in Gaza was indicted for allegedly funneling millions of dollars in donations to the Hamas terror group.

“The connections that were uncovered today are part of a much wider and very serious phenomenon,” Erdan said.

“Israel will not permit this, and we will take action against these organizations and their activists,” he said. “We expect donor countries and international organizations to carefully check the destination of the money.”

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