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Statement in support of TI Palestine

In light of recent criticism by the Palestinian government, Transparency International affirms the validity of its Global Corruption Barometer methodology and stands by the results of its research into the views and experiences of corruption among Palestinian citizens.

Statements published by the Palestinian government contain factual errors and misrepresent the survey methodology.

The questions on sextortion in the recent survey for the Middle East and North Africa survey were also asked in the Latin America and Caribbean survey published earlier this year with the support of UN Women.

Transparency International further affirms that AMAN: Coalition for Integrity is the official national chapter of Transparency International in Palestine. Its staff are highly respected members of the global anti-corruption coalition.

Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of TI said: “It is sad and disappointing to see a government attack one of our chapters over the results of a scientific and methodologically sound corruption survey, rather than engage constructively with the findings to improve the lives of citizens.”

Transparency International urges the President of the Palestinian Authority and security services in Palestine to fulfill their obligation to guarantee the security and safety of civil society. “Online harassment and incitement against AMAN is completely unacceptable and demands fast and thorough investigation and action by the authorities. Transparency International stand in solidarity with AMAN against these unwarranted attacks,” continued Ferreira Rubio.

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