We fund Hamas through U.N.

January 31, 2011

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld’s wants the U.S. Congress to stop letting money flow to the United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA) because the cash bleeds over into Hamas’s piggy bank.  Here are some of Ehrenfeld’s more salient and excellent points:

  • “The May 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report includes UNRWA’s admission that it does not screen prospective staff or aid recipients for ties to Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad (IJG), or other local terrorist groups.”
  • UNRWA employs a Hamas-controlled labor union of nearly 29,000 Arab workers.  Hamas siphons off 3 to 5 percent of UNRWA employees’ salaries as union dues which directly enrich Hamas.
  • Hamas has used UNRWA schools for weapons storage.
  • Over half of the Palestinian Authority’s revenues, much of which comes from international aid, is transferred to Gaza and pays Hamas municipal employee salaries.

Money Jihad readers may also recall that the international aid transferred by the PA also funds Gaza policemen who moonlight as Hamas militants

Read Ehrenfeld’s full piece at The Terror Finance Blog.


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