UK Aid ‘Indirectly Spent on Palestinian Terror Groups’ Former Cabinet Minister Warns

A Palestinian protester holds national flags in front of Israeli security forces during clashes following a march against Palestinian land confiscation on April 1, 2016 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah

The Daily Telegraph reports: UK aid money is indirectly funding Palestinian terrorism, a former Cabinet Minister has warned.

Sir Eric Pickles claimed financial assistance sent to Palestine by the British Government is being used to free up money to pay prisoners who have committed crimes in the conflict with Israel.

The former communities secretary also warned there are “worrying reports” that some NGOs supported by UK taxpayer’s money are “promoting violence on social media pages” and called on Ministers to investigate urgently.

International Development Minister Desmond Swayne denied the claims, insisting money given to the Palestinian Authority funds specific civil servants and cannot be misused.

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