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Legislation Labeling UNRWA a ‘Terror Organization’ Passes Knesset Committee

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously approved legislation designating the UN Relief and Works Agency a “terror organization” on Tuesday. The bill now heads to the Knesset plenum for its first reading.

In addition to designating the agency as a terror organization, the legislation would also strip UNRWA of its diplomatic immunity, tax-exempt status, and other legal benefits.

“UNRWA’s crimes on October 7 and the agency’s cooperation over the years with the terrorist organizations are unforgivable. There is no other way to define them except as a terrorist organization and they must be immediately removed from the law,” said MK Yulia Malinovsky, who initiated the legislation.

“An organization whose employees, social workers, doctors and teachers during the day are terrorists at night is a terrorist organization for all intents and purposes,” the Yisrael Beiteinu lawmaker added.

UNRWA, which supports Palestinian refugees, has been under fire for months, with Israeli officials demanding the agency be stripped of its authority in Gaza and defunded amid revelations that members of the agency’s staff participated in Hamas’s October 7 attacks. The Israeli government is bypassing UNRWA in distributing humanitarian aid.

Israel’s largest bank froze UNRWA’s account in February over suspicious financial transfers that the agency failed to adequately explain. That same month, Israeli forces discovered a Hamas complex located directly under the UNRWA’s Gaza City headquarters and connected directly to the agency’s electricity system. The facility included numerous computer servers belonging to the terror group.

More than 100 survivors of Hamas’s October 7 attacks filed a $1 billion lawsuit against UNRWA, accusing the agency of “aiding and abetting” the terror group.

The Israel Lands Authority in May ordered UNRWA to vacate its Jerusalem offices over violations of its lease.

Palestinian refugees are the only refugee population with its own dedicated UN agency. The rest of the world’s refugees fall under the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Israeli officials have called for UNRWA to be closed and for Palestinian refugees to be brought under the responsibility of the UNHCR.

At least 1,200 people were killed, and 252 Israelis and foreigners were taken hostage in Hamas’s attacks on Israeli communities near the Gaza border on October 7. Of the 116 remaining hostages, more than 30 are believed dead.

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Lincoln Spillane 23:50 10.07.2024
The days of murdering the Jewish people with impunity are over it's time to flip the script.
Lincoln Spillane 23:39 10.07.2024
The only way to deal with this mess is to kill them All. Fuck them.
[Anonymous] 16:50 10.07.2024
Joe Castaneda 14:11 10.07.2024
Fuck the UN kick those fucken Muslims out of AMERICA SOIL GOD BLESS America AND ISRAEL
Services 808 11:51 10.07.2024
Issue an arrest warrant for Guiterres !
[Anonymous] 10:34 10.07.2024
The UN 🇺🇳 turned a blind eye to the terrorists activities& in The UN 🇺🇳 must be kicked out of the USA 🇺🇸 for misappropriation of taxpayers 💰
Gerald Flanders 07:05 10.07.2024
I wish the UN to be removed from the United States because their usefulness is long gone, and now they support terrorists around the world and condemn Israel for the war Hamas started.
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