. . . And still they won’t tell us if £125m goes to terrorists
THE Government has been accused of a cover-up over whether foreign aid money is funding Palestinian terrorism.
DFID has always denied that taxpayers’ cash going to the Palestine Authority is being used to support terrorists or their families.
But officials have now refused to release details of spending there between 2010 and 2015, saying it could prejudice Britain’s relations in the region.
Jonathan Turner, of UK Lawyers For Israel, said: ‘This is the latest in a long line of concealment, evasion and falsity from DFID.’
The department is set to support the Palestine Authority with £125.5 million of funding between 2017 and 2021.
A Mail on Sunday investigation in 2016 revealed that thousands of Palestinian terrorists were getting cash handouts from British aid money.
A DFID spokesman said last night: ‘No UK aid is used for payments to Palestinian prisoners or their families. DFID consistently reviews and strengthens its safeguards to ensure that our financial assistance to the PA does not get into the hands of terrorists.’