The Board of Deputies of British Jews welcomes the fact that the Department for International Development is actively reviewing aid payments to the Palestinian Authority. There have been claims that British tax money is reaching terrorists and their families through the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.
Senior Vice President Richard Verber said: “We do not take issue with the British Government supporting genuine development in the Palestinian territories. However, we have long been deeply concerned by claims that British tax money might be funding terrorism and incitement. We welcome the review, which we hope will be both robust and thorough. We would also like to thank the Members of Parliament and media organisations who have echoed our concerns with increasing volume over the past few months.”