Once again the mission of the United Nations’ Palestinian relief agency is brought into serious question with the discovery of a tunnel, allegedly used by a terrorist group, under two of the agency’s Gaza schools.
Such tunnels have been used extensively by Hamas to smuggle arms into and out of the Gaza Strip and to enable its acts of terrorism, Fox News reports. How did the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) not know about the tunneling?
“The latest finding verifies once again that Hamas’ cruelty knows no limits, including endangering centers of learning and education and using children as human shields,” wrote Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon.
Naturally the UNRWA has condemned the tunnel as “incompatible with the respect and privileges and immunities owed to the United Nations.” As for condemning Hamas, that’s another matter.
Meanwhile Hamas has denied any connection to the tunnel.
The UNRWA was created to aid Palestinians, not to abet terrorists in their perpetual hatred of Israel. And yet James Lindsay, a former UNRWA official, said in 2009 that the agency “has taken very few steps” to eliminate terrorists from its own ranks. Never mind the discovery of Hamas weapons in UNRWA schools during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rightfully has called for the dismantling of the UNRWA. Its continued allegiance with agents of terror has become intolerable.
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