Compelled Crowd-Funding Platform to Cancel BDS Campaign for Ties to Terrorists

Shurat HaDin achieved another important legal victory against the BDS movement this year when it managed to shut down a vital crowd-funding channel for the central boycott organization, the BDS National Committee (“BNC”), located in Ramallah.

Shurat HaDin sent urgent cease and desist letters to the funding platform Donorbox in San Francisco, warning that the BNC, which was running a campaign on the site, had direct ties to designated Palestinian terror groups including Hamas, the PFLP and Islamic Jihad. After Shurat HaDin provided Donorbox with proof that the BDS movement is very closely related to terrorist organizations, Donorbox shut down the cam- paign and removed BNC from its platform. Shurat HaDin even received a nasty condemnation from the founder of the BDS movement himself, Omar Barghouti, crying about “McCarthyism” over Shurat HaDin’s powerful victory.