The Palestinian Rights Center (PRC) on Tuesday threatened Israel's UN mission with legal action over Israel’s comments regarding its ties to Hamas, Reuters reported.
Israel’s comments came after a United Nations committee that oversees non-governmental organizations voted to approve UN accreditation for the PRC.
Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, criticized the decision and said it gives Hamas “a welcoming celebration” at the UN’s main entrance.
“According to this script, one day we may find Hezbollah sitting at the Security Council and ISIS voting at the Human Rights Council. This is the peak season for the UN’s Theatre of the Absurd,” added the Israeli envoy.
In response, the PRC said, according to Reuters, that it “is considering legal action against the Israeli delegation at the UN."
"We also hold them accountable for the safety and security of our members worldwide," the group said. "Such allegations and defamation where we are described as terrorist and affiliated to Hamas are dangerous, baseless and will have negative ramifications on our work and members."
The statement offered no details on the type of legal action the group might take against the Israeli mission, noted Reuters.
The Israeli mission did not have an immediate response to the PRC's threat. On Monday the mission said Israel had banned the PRC in 2010 because of its ties to Hamas, labeling it "an organizational and coordinating wing of Hamas in Europe" with members that include senior Hamas officials.
The PRC said it would soon send an official letter of protest to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 54 member states of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which has final say on NGO-related matters.