At least 190 United Nations’ Gaza-based employees are operatives of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist groups, a newly released Israeli intelligence report shows. “The six-page dossier … alleges that some 190 UNRWA employees, including teachers, have doubled as Hamas or Islamic Jihad militants,” the news agency Reuters reported December 29.
The report highlights the large-scale infiltration of the UN agency by Islamic terrorists in Gaza. The damning revelation comes days after Israel provided evidence showing that several employees of UN’s “Palestinian” aid agency, UNRWA, took part in rape, murder and kidnapping of innocent Israelis during the October 7 massacre.
Amid mounting proof, the United States, Germany, Britain and several other western donors halted funding for UNRWA – vindicating President Donald Trump’s 2018 decision to cut all U.S. funding for the disgraced UN agency.
Soon after entering the White House in 2021, President Joe Biden reversed the Trump administration’s decision, restoring $235 million in U.S. aid to UNRWA in that year and raising it to $344 million by 2023.
“Document spells out terror allegations against 12 UNRWA employees,” Israel Hayom, January 29, 2024:
The Israeli document, which has been shared with US officials and was obtained by The Associated Press, lists 12 people, their alleged roles in the attack, job descriptions and photos.
The document said intelligence gathered showed that at least 190 UNRWA workers were Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists. It said of the 12 workers, nine were teachers and one a social worker. Seven of the employees were accused of crossing into Israel on Oct. 7. Of those, two were alleged to have kidnapped or assisted in the abduction of Israelis and another two were said to have participated in raids on communal farming villages, according to the document.
One was accused of arming himself with an anti-tank missile the night before the attack, while the document claimed another took photos of a female hostage.
Some were accused of “participating in a terror activity” or coordinating the movement of trucks or weapons used in the attack. Ten were listed as having ties to Hamas and one to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Two of the 12 have been killed, according to the document. The UN previously said one was still being identified.