Netherlands admits to paying terrorists who killed 17-year-old Israeli

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok and Development Minister Sigrid Kaag admitted that their government has been paying part of the salaries of two terrorists who were involved in planning the attack that killed 17-year-old Israeli, Rina Shnerb, last year.

The Dutch parliament donates to the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and one government representative even pledged nearly $20 million to the organization from 2013-2021. The two terrorists were listed as “employees of a partner organization of the Dutch representation.” They are also members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist group.

The Netherlands is suspending donations to UAWC indefinitely and will launch an investigation.

Shnerb died when a bomb planted by a spring in Dolev was detonated, killing her and injuring her father Rabbi Eitan Shnerb and her brother Dvir in August 2019.

“The news that two PFLP terrorists were paid with Dutch tax money, and even carried a pass from the Dutch representative office in Ramallah, is shocking but… it comes as no surprise,” the Dutch-Israel advocacy organization Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) said in a statement. “It is a good step for ministers to admit this now, but concrete measures must be taken to prevent further Palestinian terrorism from being financed with Dutch tax money in the future.”

Samer Arbid, an accountant with UAWC, was arrested and indicted on 21 counts while Abdul Razeq Farraj, UAWC’s Finance and Administration director, was indicted on four counts related to aiding in the bombing.

NGO Monitor said it hoped that sanctions would follow. Italy and Spain also donate to UAWC.

Meanwhile, Israeli intelligence announced Tuesday it had discovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating in West Bank, which was responsible for the attack that killed Shnerb among some 50 others. The Shin Bet thwarted further attacks against Israeli citizens and soldiers by this PFLP cell, trained and financed by Iran and Hezbollah, the agency said.

The terror cell operated under the guise of a civilian organization. After an activist was arrested in April, the Shin Bet learned about weapons purchases, recruitment, training and planned attacks in the West Bank, including abducting a soldier.

The discovery of this cell underscores the “deep involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in promoting terrorist activity against Israel,” the statement said.

“The investigation once again emphasized the close ties that exist between Iran, Hezbollah and the Popular Front terrorist organization, in favor of promoting terrorist activity against Israel,” the agency said. “We will continue to work to prevent any terrorist activity against Israeli citizens.”

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
Ebook 2.jpg

Get Ron's Book, "The Coming End-Time Awakening" FREE

When you Subscribe to Ron's emails from Israel.

Books

EbookMOCKUP JERUSALEM SECRET_edited.jpg

Facebook

Short Bio

PROFILE v3.png

Shalom from Israel! I am Ron Cantor and this my blog. I am the CEO of Tikkun Global, a family of Messianic ministries and leaders based in Israel (www.ritg.org). I also serve as the President of Shelanu.tv. Shelanu is the only 24/7 digital TV station sharing the message of Yeshua in Hebrew. I have written about 10 books including my testimony and "Identity Theft," a novel about the Jewish Roots of the NT. You can see them in the bookstore. My newest one is "When Kingdoms Collide." Thanks for visiting my site.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

My Latest Video

Shelanu TV

Image by Josh Appel
eMailer-MAY20-ShelanuTV 2.png

"We reached 260,000 Israelis in just two weeks. With your help we can do this every week!"