IDF provides updates showing potential deeper link between Hamas, UN Agency

by ian

Recent reports are attempting to add evidence to a deeper link between Hamas and a United Nations agency, despite the agency’s claim to being “neutral.”

The UN group in question is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the agency has been heavily scrutinized for alleged ties to Hamas. Some of their employees were accused of participating in the October 7 attack on Israel.

An investigative group commissioned by the UN said last month that the agency did not appear to be compromised by the terrorist group. But new reports coming from the Israeli government are trying to prove otherwise.

For example, an Israeli airstrike yesterday targeted a Hamas command room based out of a UNRWA school.

As the Israeli Defense Forces continues its campaign to eliminate Hamas, they have discovered multiple Hamas locations hidden beneath civilian infrastructure already.

This most recent discovery was made in the Gazan city of Nuseirat, and resulted in the deaths of “15 terror operatives, including 10 Hamas members.” Some of those now-deceased members of Hamas were confirmed to have participated in the October 7 attack.

But Israel’s official X account also shared a video yesterday allegedly showing Hamas terrorists inside a UNRWA compound at Rafah. The video, captured by an IDF drone, was further detailed by IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Lerner on the social media platform. He said:

Gunmen, likely Hamas terrorists, hanging out at an UNRWA warehouse in eastern Rafah … the hypocrisy is astounding.

In another post, Lt. Col. Lerner laid out a list of reasons why he said this was hypocritical. This includes the fact that UNRWA does not allow weapons on their sites, a response to some who claimed the gunmen were acting as police to protect humanitarian aid from being looted.

A later part of that same video also shows the gunmen shooting at people outside the compound.

Regardless, these examples seem to add fuel to Israel’s claim that this UN agency is not at all “neutral” toward Hamas. This accusation has been levied against UNRWA for years now – as the agency had to defend itself in 2014 upon the discovery of Hamas rockets beneath another school in Gaza.

We’ll have to see if this new batch of evidence will convince the United Nations to look again into its embattled Palestinian aid agency.