Liberman Shuts Down East J’lem Center Acting As Front For DFLP
Written by TPS on April 16, 2018
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman signed an order Monday declaring the Ilya Institute, a community center in East Jerusalem, a terrorist organization, saying that it was a front for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).
According to intelligence obtained by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) in recent months, the Ilya Institute carried out activities aimed at promoting the activities of the DFLP, recruiting and training activists, disseminating the terrorist organization’s ideology and producing propaganda.
“The defense establishment, led by the Shin Bet, acts decisively and will uproot any attempt to establish terror elements in East Jerusalem. We take all measures. We will not accept an institution that acts as an outpost of terror in the capital of Israel, united Jerusalem.” Lieberman said.