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  טבת 10, 5768 , 19/12/07

'Peace Now' Suspected of Scam

The Administrator General suspects leftist activist organization Peace Now of operating a front organization for improper collection of funds, Channel 2 TV's Amit Segal reported. According to a report handed to the Administrator, the group used a non-profit organization (amuta) called Sha'al, which supposedly dealt with educational matters, to receive and disburse millions of shekels over a period of many years.

Some of the organization's donors were exposed in the course of the inquiry. They include the British government, which donated more that NIS 500,000, Norway (NIS 800,000) and the European Union, which donated NIS 451,000 for Peace Now's ongoing "settlement hunting" activity: the documentation of construction activity by Jews in Judea and Samaria.

The Administrator General summoned 'Peace Now' to a hearing and instructed them to reply to the allegations by December 31. 

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