The six NGOs
On October 22, 2021, the Minister of Defense declared six Palestinian organizations operating in the West Bank as terrorist organizations. Below is the response of the Association for Civil Rights:
"Among the organizations announced by the Minister of Defense, there are veteran and respected human rights organizations that have been working tirelessly for many years to protect the rights of the Palestinian residents and fight bravely against the injustices of the occupation. The announcement is based on confidential reports and does not provide evidence or proof of the serious accusation. It seriously harms the defenders of human rights and Palestinian civil society organizations and seeks to silence those who work to protect the rights of their people and who criticize human rights violations by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority. We stand with the human rights groups and call on the Minister of Defense to immediately reverse his decision, which it's hard not to see as a continuation of the Israeli government's campaign to delegitimize these groups."