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Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel’s terror tag

By JACK JEFFERY
Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Activists have called on the international community to help reverse Israel’s unprecedented designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. The terror label enables Israel to raid the groups’ offices, seize assets and arrest employees. Israel alleges the groups are a front for a small Palestinian movement with a political party and an armed faction that has carried out deadly attacks against Israelis. Activists say Israel’s terrorism designation is a blatant attempt to prevent the groups from documenting rights abuses in the occupied territories. 

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