DM Liberman Declares the "Palestinian National Fund" to be a Terrorist
(Communicated by the Defense Minister's Media Adviser)
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, today (Thursday, 16 March 2017), pursuant
to his authority under Article 3 of the 2016 Fight Against Terrorism Law,
declared the "Palestinian National Fund" (hereinafter "the fund") to be a
The decision to declare the fund a terrorist organization stems from its
continuing and ongoing activity in providing massive support for elements
responsible for committing severe acts of terrorism against Israel.
The fund serves – inter alia – as a significant financial pipeline for tens
of millions of shekels that are transferred on a monthly basis to security
prisoners held in Israel for committing acts of terrorism and to members of
their families. In effect, the longer the sentence, the greater the payments
to the prisoner and his family.
The fund also supports family members of terrorists who were wounded and
killed while perpetrating acts of terrorism against Israel.
The fund has a vital role in the financial support for Palestinian terrorist
operatives imprisoned in Israel, and it is used as the most significant
route for transferring funds.
The fund is headed by Ramzi Elias Yousef Khouri, a senior PLO official who
is close to senior Palestinian Authority leaders.
As of today, all necessary actions will be taken in Israel and overseas in
order to seize and confiscate property and assets designated for, or
belonging to, the fund.
The security services will continue to take strong action against all bodies
that support terrorism against the State of Israel