Report says UNRWA not compromised by militants

by ian

An investigative group is giving the green light to a UN agency accused of helping terrorists. A few months back, the UN appointed a group to investigate its Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

Earlier in the year, Israel accused 12 UNRWA staffers of participating in Hamas’ October 7th terror attack. More than a dozen countries pulled funding for the agency soon after.

Yesterday, the investigative group said the agency does not appear to be compromised. It also said Israel has provided no evidence to support its claim that UNRWA personnel were involved in the terrorist attack – though that was not part of their investigation.

The report comes just days after Israel’s UN ambassador demanded the agency be defunded.

In February, Israel said it found a Hamas intelligence center underneath UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza City. Israel’s foreign ministry said yesterday’s report “ignored the severity of the problem.”