The Charity Commission has warned Medical Aid for Palestinians that it must take care to heed regulatory guidelines, following a complaint made by UK Lawyers for Israel and the Lawfare Project.
If further complaints are made against Medical Aid for Palestinians then the Charity Commission will re-open the case.
In June 2018 UK Lawyers for Israel and The Lawfare Project filed a complaint to Charity Commission against Medical Aid for Palestinians. The complaint outlined ways in which some of MAP’s annual income of £5.4 million may have been spent for political propaganda rather than for its stated purpose of providing medical aid.
The complaint highlighted:
MAP’s links with and funding of NGOs linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), designated as a terrorist organisation by the UK, US, EU, Canada, Israel and others
Inaccurate and misleading content on MAP’s website, including material promoting racist hatred and false claims regarding the medical situation in the Palestinian Territories
The dissemination of antisemitic propaganda, including videos by former KKK leader David Duke by MAP’s founder and patron, Dr Swee Ang
MAP’s promotion of the antisemitic play, “Seven Jewish Children.”