Politico News

Israel ‘yet to provide evidence’ of UNRWA staff’s terror links, independent report says – POLITICO

The report, commissioned by the UN and led by former French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, reveals that UNRWA regularly shares lists of its employees with Israel for monitoring purposes. He also noted that since 2011, the Israeli government has not expressed any concerns regarding UNRWA personnel based on these lists.

“All beneficiaries, contractors, suppliers, non-state donors or any other person or organization affiliated with UNRWA are reviewed twice a year by the agency using the UN sanctions list,” the report said.

UNRWA has established “a significant number of policies, mechanisms and procedures” to ensure both neutrality and “prompt and adequate responses to allegations,” the report said.

After Israel alleged in January that the organization’s personnel were involved in the October 7 Hamas attack, UNRWA immediately identified 12 workers involved and terminated the contracts of ten of them, while that two others were confirmed dead.

In February, Israeli officials also claimed to have discovered a network of tunnels several hundred meters long that ran partly beneath the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza, calling it evidence of the link between Hamas and the humanitarian agency .

After the report was released, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said, without providing evidence, that Hamas’s penetration of the UN agency is so deep that “it is impossible to say where UNRWA ends and where Hamas begins,” calling it “a poisonous tree whose roots are Hamas.” »


Sara Adm

Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
Back to top button