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UN Watch Briefing

Issue 543

 

 

Hamas front group deletes pro-terror Tweets ahead of today's UN vote, after exposed by UN Watch 

UN's 54-NATION ECOSOC IS VOTING ON 'PALESTINIAN RETURN CENTRE'

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DELETED: PRC Chair Majed Al-Zeer deleted the above antisemitic image, originally posted here on his Facebook account, after it was spotlighted by UN Watch today.

GENEVA, July 20, 2015 – Ahead of today's UN vote on the bid of the "Palestinian Return Centre" (PRC) for official NGO observer status, the accused Hamas front group suddenly deleted a series of its tweets promoting terrorism and antisemitism, and then blocked all access to the account of its director which included a post threatening Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with "punishment."

FULL STORY ON DELETED TWEETS IS HERE AND HERE.

Above: PRC director Tarek Hamoud deleted pro-terror tweets and then locked his Twitter account entirely to block further scrutiny of his posts. 

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Above: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, center, with (on his left) Majed Al-Zeer, director-general of the Palestinian Return Centre, who today deleted one of his antisemitic posts.

Despite its pose as pro-Palestinian human rights group, the PRC is one of the few Palestinian advocacy groups to have been banned by Israel, on account of its deep entanglement with top leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization based in Gaza and abroad.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the PRC “has regularly hosted Palestinian leaders, including [Hamas leader Ismail] Haniyeh, at its annual conferences.”

According to an intelligence digest monitoring worldwide activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, PRC leaders include Ghassan Faour, who is part of Interpal, designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist entity, for being one of several front groups that “provide support to Hamas and form part of its funding network in Europe”; and Zaher Birawi, head of programming for Al-Hiwar TV, which frequently features Hamas individuals and organizations, and which was founded by Azzam Al-Tamimi, a U.K Muslim Brotherhood leader who is “close to Hamas.”

PRC’s deep ties to senior Hamas officials were further documented in a detailed, 80-page report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. The study, replete with photos of PRC leaders with Hamas officials, concludes that the PRC “is affiliated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and “some of its senior figures are Hamas activists who found refuge in Britain.”