Gauging UNRWA’s Purpose on its 65th Anniversary

On April 18, two roadside bombs exploded in the Gaza Strip. Neither of the IEDs planted by Salafi jihadists opposed to Hamas rule in the enclave caused serious damage, but both explosions targeted United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) facilities. While the incidents were widely reported, there has been little questioning of why UNRWA buildings were targeted by those opposing Hamas. The logical conclusion is that in the eyes of those who planted the devices Hamas and UNRWA are identified as cooperating entities.

  • just a thought

    Why don’t funding agencies stop giving to UNRWA? Perhaps because for them, UNRWA’s terror connections aren’t a bug, but a feature?

    Oh, and on a related note, you aren’t sending your kids trick or treating (do they even do that in Canada?) with a UNICEF Pushka, are you?

    • Achmed

      They are only doing their job to get rid of all the Jews from wherever we wish!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    UNRWA is the original welfare scam from which all other scams are based. Its bosses are poverty pimps making a handsome living on the deprivation of their charges.

    • just a thought

      Like all Leftists, they profit from others’ suffering, keeping most of the monies, and distributing as little of the rest as is left over.

  • The UN and its groups serve no useful, moral purpose.

    It’s time to withdraw.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s been a disaster.

  • Frau Katze

    It needs to go. Completely counterproductive.

    Depending on whose figures one accepts, between 600,000-700,000 former residents of British mandated Palestine left their homes in that period. That’s about the same number of Jews who were forced to leave neighboring Arab lands and move to Israel as their lives became untenable in their long established countries of residence.

    According to the Center for Near East Policy Studies’ 2011 report ‘The Palestine Papers and the Right of Return’ UNRWA soon expanded the definition of a Palestine refugee to include “descendants of refugees.” Under that definition, there are around 5.2 million Palestinian refugees spread across Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, around eight times the original number who left Palestine 67 years ago.

    UNRWA supports a Palestinian “right of return,” meaning any or all of those 5.2 million people should have the right to move into Israel.

    That result would create a demographic avalanche which would end Israel’s existence as a Jewish homeland.