7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Organised by Brighton & Hove PSC
Via Zoom – details below
Mohammed El Halabi has been imprisoned by Israel for 5 years accused of stealing millions of dollars for Hamas – yet two audits said no money is missing!
We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be joined by three special speakers:
Khalil El Halabi – Mohammed’s father
Asa Winstanley – Electronic Intifada
Andrew Feinstein – Former ANC MP under Nelson Mandela
Mohammed El Halabi worked for international aid organisation World Vision in Gaza. He was arrested in July 2016 by Israel. The charges could not have been more serious: transferring $7.2 million dollars a year from World Vision, an American charity, to Hamas. This despite the fact that World Vision’s total budget over this time in Gaza was a fraction of this amount.
The Canadian and Australian governments immediately froze the money they were giving to World Vision and the Australian Government set up its own audit. World Vision conducted its own audit to review what had gone on, employing DLA Piper and Deloittes.
The conclusion of both audits? That no money was missing. According to Australia’s ABC ‘there’s no evidence he stole money, but this Palestinian aid worker remains in an Israeli jail’.
Mohammed’s case was covered in detail by the Guardian in August of this year.
And Mohammed’s father Khalil – one of our speakers on Wednesday – has also written about his son’s case in the Guardian just last month.
Tony Greenstein has also written about the case on his blog.
Join the Zoom public meeting on Wednesday and please circulate the details of this important event as widely as possible.
To join the meeting, please click on the link below just before 7.30pm on Wednesday. You will be placed in a waiting room, and admitted to the meeting when we begin.
Meeting ID: 826 5271 7048