Israel Seals Offices of Palestinian Rights Groups It Labeled Terrorist Organizations

TEL AVIV—Israel sealed the offices of seven Palestinian nongovernmental organizations, including those working on human rights and child protection, months after a decision to designate them as terrorist groups sparked an international backlash.

In an early morning operation on Thursday, Israeli soldiers arrived at the offices of the Palestinian organizations inside the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, welded the doors closed and left notices declaring them shut. Soldiers also confiscated materials from some of the offices, the Israeli military said.

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