The United Stated blacklisted on Wednesday a charitable organization which it described a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœfront of the Palestinian Islamic JihadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, which said that it Ã¢â‚¬Ëœneeded a safe channel to transfer donations to Palestinians in need.
U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Enforcement Stuart Levey said on Wednesday that the US government designated al-Ehsan society, and all of its branches, as the front which finances and supports the Islamic Jihad.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“al-Ehsan society is hiding behind charitable work, while in fact it is financing the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, against IsraelÃ¢â‚¬Â, Levey said.
This is the 400th designation by the US Treasury since the September 11 attacks.
Also, Levey added that since the blacklisting of such societies will also cause Ã¢â‚¬Ëœunwanted effectsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by cutting the support which is provided to families in need, the US should start to create what is called Ã¢â‚¬Ëœa safe channelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ pf assistance.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Creating a social safety net in the Palestinian occupied territories is very important for the prospects of peace and stability in the regionÃ¢â‚¬Â, Levey added.
Also, Levey added that he discussed the idea of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsafe channelsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in addition to several Israeli and Palestinians officials.