In the statement made by Venmo, “security concerns” were cited as the reason for the freezing of aid to Palestine.
Venmo replied “we are applying the law” to the questions posed to him. It is stated that the US-based practice has rejected the payments for which Palestine, aid and funds statements are mentioned.
A user who shared his experience on Twitter during the week wrote that Venmo asked him for detailed information such as “the purpose of the payment, the person / institution where the payment will be made and the location, how the payment will be used”.
It was stated that Venmo does not normally request this information. “We do not stop payments completely. We only have a review process of up to 48 hours. In most cases, the delay is quite short,” Venmo told Mashable.
EVENTS IN JERUSALEM AND GAZA
Israel’s attack on prayers in Masjid al-Aqsa in occupied East Jerusalem during Ramadan and the plans to force the inhabitants of Sheikh Cerrah Quarter from their homes had escalated tension in the region.
Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip allowed the Israeli police to withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and Sheikh Cerrah Quarter in occupied East Jerusalem until 6 pm local time on Monday, May 10.
After the Israeli police did not withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah, Palestinian resistance groups fired many rockets at Israel.
Thereupon, the Israeli army announced that a military operation called “Guardian of the Walls” was launched against the Gaza Strip.
At least 227 people have died in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since May 10.