(FreedomBeacon.com)- A pro-Israel think tank filed a federal complaint with the IRS on Tuesday, accusing a left-wing charity of raising money for an organization with ties to terrorism.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (SPPSN), an Israeli-designated terrorist organization since 2021, is one of the organizations funded by the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), a group that seeks to “achieve social reform and economic justice.”
In a complaint, the Zachor Legal Institute (ZLI), “a legal think tank and advocacy organization” that opposes anti-Israel efforts in the United States, requested that the IRS look into claims that the AFGJ was funding terrorism.
Samidoun raises money for Collectif Palestine Vaincra (CPV), a French organization linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which the U.S. classified as a terrorist organization in 1997. According to reports, CPV and PFLP jointly solicited money for a Gazan “indoctrination” camp for kids.
After connections to terrorism were made public, SPPSN was prohibited from utilizing major credit card providers starting in 2020.
Marc Greendorfer, an attorney who heads Zachor, said, “foreign terrorism is big business.” Groups like Alliance for Global Justice provide terror groups with the funding essential to their operations, and the fact that they do so with U.S. taxpayer subsidies as 501(c)(3) organizations makes their work even more of a threat to the United States.
The complaint contends that AFGJ’s affiliations with CPV and SPPSN are a reason to revoke its nonprofit status.
“It is obvious that Samidoun and CPV are each the aliases of the designated terror group PFLP, and AFGJ’s activities in support of PFLP violate 501(c)(3) rules on unlawful activity, including violations of 18 USC 2339B for providing material support to a U.S. designated foreign terror organization,” ZLI claimed.
According to the IRS, “federal tax law prohibits IRS personnel from releasing tax return information.”