Designation decisions by Israel

16 November 2021

On 22 October 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the designation of six prominent Palestinian civil society groups operating in the oPt as “terrorist organisations” (see below), alleging that they constitute an arm of and covertly operate on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The MoD later "clarified that each of the six organizations operates as an arm of the 'Popular Front' terror organization and constitutes an integral part thereof; and that this is the cause of their designation and not their declared civic activities".

See here for the Diakonia IHL Centre’s legal brief assessing the lawfulness and implications of the designations under international law based on information publicly available at the time of writing.