“UNRWA does not have a few bad apples; it is rotten to the core”

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by Dominique Dewitte
published on Thursday February 1, 2024 to 07:22
4 min read

In summary. Recent revelations about UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Organization for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) show that the organization is involved in terrorism. This is leading to calls to stop funding, given staffers’ participation in a massacre in Gaza and their links to terrorist groups. The recent events are seen as the result of the hatred of Jews that has reigned in UNRWA schools for more than 70 years.

Why is this important?

This situation casts a shadow on the effectiveness of UN organizations in conflict areas and raises questions about their integrity. It damages trust in international humanitarian organizations and has implications for future aid efforts in the Middle East.
UNRWA’s involvement in terrorism could lead to major changes in international policy regarding Palestinian refugees and the Middle East conflict.

In the news. Thanks to the work of the non-profit organization and UN watchdog UNWatch, led by Canadian Hillel Neuer, it has become known that UNRWA employees are involved in terrorism. This is despite the fact that the organization says it wants to promote tolerance and human rights.

  • In recent years, UNWatch has collected masses of evidence of hate speech and promotion of violence by UNRWA employees, information that has been consistently ignored by the UN.
  • UNRWA responded to those reports by

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