Israel acusa a un empleado palestino de una ONG cristiana de enviar 43 millones de euros a Hamas

NYTimes:

The Palestinian manager of the Gaza branch of World Vision, a major Christian aid organization, was charged by Israeli prosecutors on Thursday with infiltrating the charity on behalf of Hamas and funneling about $43 million in the group’s funds over the past six years to the military wing of the Islamic militant group.

While neither the World Vision employee, Mohammad El Halabi, nor the aid group have had a chance to review the evidence and respond to specific charges, the allegations cast a cloud over the operations of non-governmental organizations in Gaza.

Mr. Halabi was arrested on June 15 at the Erez crossing point between Israel and Gaza, the territory controlled by Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States and the European Union.

Guido Fawkes, el sarcástico bloguero inglés, comenta en su blog:

A DfID spokesman says that money given to World Vision was not designed to go to the Palestinian Territories, however they concede they did give money to the charity’s Gaza appeal in 2014 as part of the Disaster Emergency Committee. They cannot rule out that some of this money may have found its way into Halabi’s hands

Ese nulo control financiero que hay sobre las ONGs y el destino de los fondos que se envían a zonas de conflicto vuelve a aparecer otra vez (y por valor de 43 millones de dólares). Me pasma el grado de confianza que tiene el ciudadano medio en organizaciones que, siendo muy generosos, tienen un control bastante superficial del uso al que destinan los fondos que se les dan y una transparencia para con el donante prácticamente inexistente (con algunas excepciones, como Cáritas o Manos Unidas, entre las que conozco un poco mejor).

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