Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has demanded proof from Israel of alleged terrorist links to six Palestinian NGOs which were banned by Israel last week after Defence Minister Benny Gantz claimed that they helped finance the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Two of the civil society organisations, Addameer, which focuses on prisoners’ rights, and the human rights group Al-Haq, are partially funded by Irish Aid.

 Coveney spoke with KAN's Mark Weiss on the first day of his four-day Middle East trip, who asked him first about his meeting with President Yitzhak Herzog.