UN Agency's Long History of Enabling Hamas Exposed
The shocking revelation that some employees of the UN agency UNRWA were part of the October 7 massacre and transported Hamas terrorists in UN vehicles is just the most recent example of the heavily US- subsidized agency’s relationship with Hamas. The US government has given UNRWA $1 billion of taxpayer money since 2021.
Further, just weeks before Israel claimed UNRWA employees took part in the October 7 massacre in southern Israel, American media reported a Telegram channel used by more than 3,000 teachers for UNRWA in Gaza was found replete with posts celebrating Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, praising the terrorists who raped and murdered civilians as “heroes.”
The Telegram channel is intended for UNRWA teachers and contains files with staff names, ID numbers, schedules and curriculum materials. In one post highlighted in the UN Watch report, UNRWA teacher Waseem Ula shared a video glorifying the Hamas attacks and posted a photo of a suicide bomb vest wired with explosives.
The caption said, “Wait, sons of Judaism.” The American news outlet also reported on an August video titled “Askar—UNRWA: Cradle of Killers” purportedly showing Palestinian children inciting hatred against Jews and Israel at the Askar refugee camp near the city of Nablus in Judea and Samaria.
Additionally, in 2019, the news outlet had reported that UNRWA school books were tainted with “systematic hatred” of Israel. UNRWA has faced years of criticism for allowing school textbooks to be filled with antisemitic chapters in its schools while also glorifying terrorists. Two years earlier, in 2017, a Hamas terrorism tunnel was found beneath two UNRWA schools in Gaza. (FN / VFI News)
“Lord, we ask that all organizations that harbor and facilitate terrorism leave Israel for good. We hope that all nonprofit and for-profit organizations are thoroughly examined before being allowed to operate and have an immense impact on our grounds. We further ask that all UNRWA employees who have aided Hamas in any way will face just punishment and repent for their crimes.”
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