A little basic context for all the stories about UNRWA schools being shelled and rockets being found in UNRWA schools. There’s a perfectly good reason for that.
Most UNRWA employees in Gaza are local Hamas supporters.
Palestinians employed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the U.N.’s main aid arm in Gaza, elected candidates affiliated with the terror group Hamas to 25 out of 27 seats on a union board that represents ten thousand UNRWA workers.
That’s not a big surprise to the UNRWA which knows quite well who runs things in Gaza.
Hansen said he believes there are Hamas members on UNRWA’s payroll, but they have to follow UN rules on remaining neutral.
“Oh I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll and I don’t see that as a crime. Hamas as a political organization does not mean that every member is a militant and we do not do political vetting and exclude people from one persuasion as against another,” Hanson told CBC TV.
“We demand of our staff, whatever their political persuasion is, that they behave in accordance with UN standards and norms for neutrality,” he said.
If you believe that UNRWA’s Hamas supporters remain neutral, you also believe in Vox’s Transisrael bridge.
The UNRWA in Gaza is an arm of Hamas.