UK investigates PwC for covering for Palestinian ‘terror group’


The decision came after UK Lawyers for Israel complained that PwC firms audited two Palestinian NGOs linked to the PFLP, breaching the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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Lahav Harkov reports in The Jerusalem Post:

The United Kingdom will investigate ties between international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the government announced Tuesday.

The decision came after UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) complained that PwC firms audited two Palestinian NGOs linked to the PFLP, breaching the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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The UK National Contact Point (NCP) for those guidelines, part of the Department for International Trade, determined that “the issues raised in the complaint… merit further examination.”
UKLFI director Caroline Turner said: “PwC may have contributed to violations of the human, economic and civil rights of terror victims, diverting support from the Palestinian citizens who should be benefiting from the aid of donors, and misleading taxpaying citizens of the donor nations.”

PwC Palestine, which has offices in Ramallah and Gaza, provided financial audit services to two Palestinian organizations, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P), in 2014-2018.

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