BDS: Terrorists in Suits
The Fellowship | February 4, 2019
While acts of terror and more financial methods such as BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) are both ways that Israel’s enemies try to hurt her, now there is a direct link being made between the two. Ynet News’ Itamar Eichner reports that the Israeli government has documented the connections between terror groups and the BDS movement, and how organizations such as Hamas supplement their attacks on Israel through these “legitimate” means:
Palestinian terror organizations, such as Hamas and the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), have infiltrated civil society organizations in recent years in order to advance the boycott of Israel as part of the overall strategy of its struggle against Israel, according to a new report.
According to the report, titled Terrorists in Suits, by the Ministry for Strategic Affairs, headed by Gilad Erdan, a recent study examined 13 international BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions movement) organizations and found 30 terror activists, past and current, twenty of whom were in prison and some of them murderers and senior terrorists with senior positions in the BDS organizations…
The report states that Israeli courts have labeled some of the activists as posing significant danger to the public. It further noted that terror organizations view BDS as an additional tactic to be used for the destruction of Israel and that the civil organizations serve as an incubator for their activities.
The report points to a web of global interconnections between BDS and terror organizations. More than 100 connections were identified including joint campaigns, manpower and financial assistance.
The report found that convicted terrorists, who maintain their organizational, financial and operative connections with terror groups, serve in senior positions in BDS organizations while trying to keep a low profile by, among other methods, using titles such as journalist, author, dancer, etc…