NGO Monitor, which examines funding for NGOs, welcomed the move to declare six organizations in the territories as terrorist organizations. Prof. Gerald Steinberg, the president of NGO monitor, said that despite evidence, it was nearly inconceivable for people involved in these organizations to see them as part of terrorist groups. But he told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that it would be more difficult to defend funding these organizations now since Israel has linked them to the PFLP, which rejects any peace agreement with Israel.