Why do those who support and celebrate the murder of Jews always have a queue of people who want to give them money and shake their hands?
The Seeds for Development and Culture
‘Seeds for Development and Culture’ (SFDC) is an NGO operating out of Nablus. The Facebook page suggests it has been around since 2012.
They claim that SFDC ‘aims to create a positive impact on the Palestinian youth’ and they appear to be a popular destination for western politicians. Here is a 2017 photo of the group at a ’round table’ with British politicians – Ruth Cadbury, Sarah Champion, Helen Goodman, Philip Hollobone, Rupa Huq, Stephen Metcalfe, and Martin Linton:
The purpose of the MPs visit was a ‘fact finding mission’ – and it was paid for by the Britain-Palestine Communications Centre. These are hand held propaganda tours, during which MPs are fed little but a mountain of lies. Upon their return the MPs become naive accomplices to a sinister and antisemitic industry, spreading the lies that they were told.
In a speech in Parliament a month later, Ruth Cadbury said this about her January visit:
“Every Palestinian we met—Palestinian Authority members, elected city leaders, political activists and young people—subscribed to the two-state solution and wanted help in ensuring that it is achieved.”
If she truly believes those words then she is a fool. Does it even enter her head that she may only have been told the lies that they wanted her to spread?
Seeds – partners, partners, everywhere
Working through their timeline, it is clear that the SFDC certainly get to meet with a lot of people. These four examples from just the past few weeks:
Here are the leaders of SFDC in November 2021 hosting Astrid Win – the representative of the Republic of Austria to the ‘State of Palestine’:
And the list goes on. Here is Saif F Aqel – the Deputy Chair, with Martin Shultz, German politician, and former President of the European Parliament:
And of course, the British Consul General has to be involved:
The NGO does not appear to have a website, nor is it clear where the money is coming from. Given all the ties above it would be unsurprising to find EU money moving into the offices of the SFDC and on their Facebook page they mention the names of several European foundations.
Twin with me, twin with me
This is Julie Pern, Chair of Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine. Pern is a key force behind the campaign to twin Sheffield with Nablus. In the image below Julie Pern clearly looks pleased with herself – and no doubt feels important – sitting with the Nablus Deputy Mayor and Raed Debiy – the Chair of the Seeds Association.
In April 2023, the British journalist Peter Oborne paid them a visit – here in the image with Debiy – the SFDC Chair:
These days the Brits do not have to travel to Nablus to be fed the propaganda. This is from a Zoom meeting. It is possible to see participants from Scotland, Wales and England – all listening eagerly to hear what Raed Debiy has to say. Visible are key anti-Israel haters such as Jean Fitzpatrick, Roland Rance, Nick Steff, Mary McGregor, Maggie Foyer and Judith Hammond:
All the attendees desperate to twin their cities or enhance relationships with their friends in Nablus.
The other key face to SFDC is Saif F Aqel, the Deputy Chair. He is here (front, holding the Scottish flag) standing with a delegation from the Dundee Nablus Twinning Association.
It isn’t just UK cities either. Last October they met with a delegation from Boulder – the Colorado city that gained ‘sister-city’ status with Nablus a few years ago:
Nor is it just activists and politicians. This image with both the Chair Debiy and the Deputy Aqel was from an August 2022 meeting with an unnamed ‘group of researchers from research centres in Ireland and the UK’:
This is an image from a Zoom meeting in October 2021, set up to by Seeds Chairman Raed Debiy who was clearly looking for money. The UK activists include Louise Regan (NEU National Officer), ex-MP Martin Linton, Sarah Staniland (Sheffield UCU President) and Martin Mayer (ex-Labour NEC):
Here is another Zoom meeting from August 2021 which has Raed Debiy talking to another range of (mostly) British activists:
With just two key figures leading the Seeds for Development and Culture NGO – just who are these people that everyone seems to desperate to do business with?
Seeds – supporters of terrorism and violence
On 20 June 2023, four Israelis were murdered in a terror attack at a gas station. The Hamas affiliated terrorists were Muhannad Faleh Shehadeh, 24, and Khaled Mustafa Sabah, 25. This is what SFDC Chairman Raed Debiy posted within a few hours of the attack:
The timeline of Raed Debiy is full of the glorification of terrorists, and support for violent ‘resistance’.
It can be noted that the first of these – from the 4th May, was for three Hamas members, Hassan Qatnani, Moaz al-Masri and Ibrahim Jabr – the terrorists who murdered the British / Israeli family (Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee) on April 7th. The Hamas terrorists were found by Israeli forces on May 4 and killed in the shootout.
To support the violence of Hamas in Gaza this one openly calls to turn the ‘West Bank’ into a battlefield. The hashtags call on people to ‘resist’ and ‘rise up’:
This last example comes from the beginning of the conflict of May 2021. There is no room with this man for ‘two states’. His support for violent resistance (including the rockets being fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza) is clear:
The deputy chairman, Saif F Aqel is no better. On 28 September, when 4 terrorists (2 Islamic Jihad, 2 Hamas) were killed, Aqel posted this:
Perhaps it is worth noting at this point that Saif Aqel is currently a Vice-President of the International Union of Socialist Youth!
And in the comments underneath:
When the commander of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Ibrahim al-Nabulsi was killed, Aqel posted this:
The reality on the ground
Anybody who understands the reality on the ground would know that there are not many peaceful Palestinian groups to do business with. If a Palestinian NGO is to survive, let alone thrive, then they must have ties to those clans ruling the street. And the clans that rule the streets are far from peaceful. Almost every Palestinian NGO is embedded in the nationalist or Islamist Palestinian leadership.
Each of the NGOs has its place in the Palestinian propaganda war – and each is a brick in the wall of violent resistance. ‘Support for a two-state solution’ and ‘peaceful resistance’ are just empty phrases used to con western liberals because without them – the NGOs won’t get the dollars that they need.
The truth is that most Palestinians support violent resistance, most given the chance would help to wipe Israel off the map – and if there were Palestinian elections, the terrorist groups would win. That is the Palestinian street.
Hundreds of NGOs have been set up explicitly to fleece idiots in the west who wave the Palestinian flag – and it has created a profitable industry.
All of the images above are publicly available – yet despite open support for violence, the SFDC office is a venue that everyone seems to want to visit. Does nobody do the slightest bit of due diligence before building relationships with these groups? The answer is clearly not.
The bottom line is this – when you support NGOs such as SFDC you empower terrorists that kill innocent Jews – and tragically nobody seems to care.
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