Imprisoned Finance Directors ignored by PwC Auditors

PwC Palestine audited a Palestinian NGO while two of its finance directors were taken into administrative detention for their alleged connections to a designated terrorist group. PwC Palestine is known to have audited the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) for the period 2014 to 2018.  During this time, not

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Amnesty International stunt breached data protection regulations

Ahmed Masoud, a Palestinian playwright based in the UK, has been found to be in breach of data protection regulations following a stunt earlier this year.  He had advertised that a play called “Obliterated” would be performed at Amnesty International’s headquarters on 9 August 2019, starring the actress Maxine Peake,

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Pay for Slay account audits to be released as DFID abandons part of appeal  

The Department for International Development (DFID) will release documents to UK Lawyers to Israel, (UKLFI)  having  abandoned part of its appeal of the Information Commissioner ’s decision. The Commissioner ordered DFID to release to UKLFI audits of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and then used to pay

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DFID appeals Information Commissioner’s decision on Palestinian Authority audits

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has appealed the decision of Information Commissioner, who ordered it to disclose to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) audits of the funds provided by the UK and other countries and transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) via the World Bank. DFID was ordered

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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DFID must have known about Pay for Slay since 2007

More evidence has emerged that DFID must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers. A World Bank Report[1] has come to light that criticised the sums spent

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DFID ordered to disclose Audits of Palestinian Authority Funds used to pay Salaries to Terrorists

The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department for International Development (DFID) to disclose audit reports of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists.  The Commissioner has concluded that there is a significant public interest in the disclosure of the

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BDS motion at Belfast City Council withdrawn

A proposed resolution of Belfast City Council to support BDS against Israel, which had been scheduled for debate on 1st July 2019, has now been withdrawn.  This follows submissions made by UKLFI to Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive of Belfast City Council, pointing out a string of reasons why such a

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Territorial Jurisdiction of ICC disputed

Lawyers from leading London international criminal chambers 9 Bedford Row have submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), with support from The Lawfare Project, regarding the effect of issues around Palestinian statehood and Palestine’s territorial claim on the jurisdiction of the

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Friends of Al Aqsa pressed to curb BDS content at Palestine Expo

Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) are under pressure to curb their advocacy of BDS at the forthcoming Palestine Expo exhibition at Olympia , or face possible cancellation of the event, following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel. The German co-owners of Olympia London are now putting pressure on the exhibition

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