From Iran's Mehr News:
TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) – Palestine Intifada Conference secretary general has said non-governmental organizations could play a vital role in strengthening the Resistance movement.Iran is organizing NGOs that are supposedly "non-governmental" specifically to attack Israel. And of course these "NGOs" are happy to cooperate.
Hossain Amir-Abdollahian, Parliament’s Director General for Foreign Affairs, made the remarks in the closing ceremony of ‘International Conference for Activists and NGOs Supporting Palestine’ on Thursday in Tehran.
“Today we hosted four committees including Iranian and foreign NGOs, Youth, Parliaments and Resistance in the conference,” the official said expressing gratitude to attendees and organizers.
Former diplomat underlined that Resistance is the most important effort to be done for Palestine “Resistance would be extended to occupied territories and we urge NGOs to play more active role in realizing the objectives of the conference.”
Amir-Abdollahian announced the formation of a supreme committee comprising of 25 memebers including senior Palestinian officials, Palestinian NGOs, non-Palestinian NGOs and fellows from interested countries’ parliaments; “the committee would be in charge of taking measures and stances on the basis of needs of the region and Palestine and pursue the adopted policies in Palestine Intifada Conference precisely and fast.”
I think I found the webpage of the organization behind this and the list of NGOs involved autotranslated from Farsi does not ring any bells:
1 Assembly of NGOs and activists advocating freedom Qods
2 International Union of NGOs rights of the Palestinian people
3 Cultural Institute of Armageddon (Yes, really)
4 Institute consumer opinion makers
5 Association for Solidarity with the Palestinian women
6 Staff commemorating the Martyrs of Islam World Movement
7 Quds Press Agency
8 Research and Political Research Institute - Scientific Neda
9 Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation
10 Some mornings Cultural Foundation
11 The International Association of anti-Zionist
12 Office for International Studies in fighting terrorism
13 Olive Cultural Institute
14 Notification of Call of Javed Middle East
15 International Union of Unified Ummah
16 Supporters population of liberating Holy Quds
Even so, this reveals that many NGOs not the independent voices they claim to be but are in fact controlled by governments who use them for their own purposes.