8/18, 9:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UN condemns Israeli shut-down of Palestinian NGOs

Israeli security forces closed down seven Palestinian non-governmental organizations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting and providing aid to designated terrorist groups. The move was condemned by the United Nations (UN), as it said that the closures were "totally arbitrary."

"Despite offers to do so, Israeli authorities have not presented to the United Nations any credible evidence to justify these declarations," the UN Human Rights Office stated.

Israel is expected to deliver evidence for the closures to the United States, as the US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that they will assess the provided evidence and "come to [their] own conclusions."

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