Israel charges NGO's Gaza head diverted 'millions to Hamas'

A Palestinian militant and Hamas supporter takes part in an anti-Israeli protest in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis in September 2015Israel on Thursday charged the Gaza director of a major US-based Christian NGO with having diverted millions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas and its armed wing. The Shin Bet internal security service said $7.2 million (6.5 million euros) given to World Vision had been diverted to Hamas each year, with some of it funding the Gaza Strip rulers’ military campaign against Israel. World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organisation, reacted by saying it had “no reason to believe” the allegations against Mohammed Halabi were true.

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