UN Agency Fires 12 Workers After Allegations

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It’s no surprise that the United Nations Relief Agency, known for their endless support of Palestinian terrorists, is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The agency, which receives millions of dollars in funding from the United States each year, has come under fire for allegedly harboring and supporting Hamas militants responsible for the October 7 terror attacks in Israel.

But don’t worry folks, Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, is on the case. In a recent interview with Fox News, McCaul reminded Americans that the previous administration had the brilliant idea to cut all funding to the UNRWA for this very reason. It’s no secret that former President Donald Trump had zero tolerance for terrorist sympathizers, unlike his successor who seems content with handing over our hard-earned tax dollars to an organization that is essentially a breeding ground for violence.

“The United Nations Relief Agency, the previous Trump administration, cut all funding for a reason, just for this reason. The idea that UNRWA was actually supplying, you know, harboring weapons to assist with Hamas’ invasion of Israel,” McCaul told Fox News’ Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Now, those are the allegations that have come out of Israel, we’re investigating, but if true, think how outrageous that is,” he continued.

And let’s not forget that the State Department, under Trump, cut ties with the UNRWA in 2018 after peace talks stalled. Trump made it clear that until a deal was made, the US would not be funding an organization that supports and enables those who seek to harm our greatest ally in the Middle East. But of course, President Biden couldn’t wait to resume funding to the UN agency as soon as he took office. After all, what’s a few million dollars when it comes to appeasing the anti-Israel sentiment in the UN?

However, let’s not forget the reactions of the UN and the Palestinian Authority to these accusations. UN Secretary-General António Guterres seemed more concerned about the employees of the agency being “held accountable” than the fact that they were possibly aiding and abetting terrorists. And the Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to the UN had the audacity to claim that cutting funding to the UNRWA would somehow hurt innocent Palestinians.

It’s also worth noting that the UNRWA was quick to fire the 12 employees accused of involvement in the terror attack citing an immediate need for an investigation. But where was this urgency when it came to investigating the use of their funds and possible ties to terrorist organizations? It seems that the UN and its affiliated agencies only take action when it’s publicly exposed for their shady and potentially deadly practices.

The Biden administration’s response to these allegations is also cause for concern. Biden has “temporarily paused” additional funding to the UNRWA while they “investigate” the allegations. How convenient. But hey, at least they’re not blindly handing over more money to an organization accused of supporting terrorists, right?

In the end, the Trump administration was right to cut funding to the UNRWA. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and it seems that the UN agency is up in flames. It’s time for the US to take a hard look at where our money is going and ask if funding a group with possible ties to terrorist organizations is in our best interest. As for the UN and their lack of accountability and transparency, it’s just business as usual.

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