UAWC denies the Israeli court decision to close it
The Union of Agricultural Work
Committees (UAWC) denies the Israeli news about the Israeli court's decision to
close UAWC under charges of "supporting terrorism" and confirms that
the court's decision is concerning an agricultural committee based in Jerusalem
called " lajnet Al amal Al zerae". The decision was issued
under the charges of this organization's violation of the registration
requirements followed there, and not for their affiliation to any political
In this context, we affirm that UAWC
is registered and licensed by the Palestinian Authority and not by the Israeli
government. We also confirm that what the Israeli media reported is part of the
Israeli government's incitement against the Palestinian people in general, and
Palestinian civil society organizations in particular.
Here we affirm on the following:
decision of the Israeli Court in Jerusalem is concerning an association
operating only in Jerusalem, called Agricultural Work Committee, not the
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).
has been reported by Israeli media agencies since yesterday, Monday 29th
January 2018 falls under the framework of the continuous incitement against
UAWC that aims to hamper UAWC's ability to continue to support for thousands of
Palestinian families in reas classified as "C.
would like to reemphasize that the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
is a Palestinian organization operating according to the Palestinian laws and
is officially registered in Ramallah by the Palestinian National Authority.
UAWC is also operating in accordance with international standards and under the
supervision of the international community.
call on the Palestinian media to be careful and cautious in its publications so
as not to be used unintentionally as a tool to promote Israeli incitement.
reaffirm that the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is a
developmental organization with no political affiliation. And it is struggling
to help Palestinian farmers to strengthen their steadfastness on their own land.