Board of Deputies responds to World Vision manager’s arrest in Gaza

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has responded to the news that charity World Vision’s Gaza manager, Mohammed El-Halabi,  has been arrested for funnelling millions of dollars to the terror organisation Hamas.

Senior Vice President Richard Verber said: “It is well documented that Hamas uses income to build up its military capability, including the construction of tunnels which have been used to launch terror attacks within Israel. It appears that the manager in question used sophisticated methods to transfer funds to Hamas.

This raises serious questions about the mechanisms in place to prevent such an outrage occurring. We also note that World Vision is supported by the Department for International Development, European Commission and a host of other international organisations who we expect will investigate this case with the utmost urgency.”

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