30 November 2021
Australian Parliamentarians recently heard from human rights experts, as well as former World Vision Australia boss Rev Tim Costello and former ABC Middle East Correspondent Sophie McNeill regarding the imprisonment and trial of the World Vision Manager in Gaza, Mohammed El Halabi.
It was nearly six years ago when his case made headlines, when this man was accused of funnelling Australian aid money to Hamas.
However, despite a DFAT investigation, independent World Vision investigations from Deloitte, and over 165 Israeli court hearings – no credible evidence has been presented to back up the allegations.
But this 41-year-old father of five remains in an Israeli jail, still awaiting an outcome for his trial that has been in the ‘final stages’ for nearly a year.