UNWRA is past it’s expiration date
UNWRA is past it’s expiration date
Hamas threatens UN personnel, steals supplies, uses them as human shields. UNRWA staffers were threatened with death. In one of the most appalling examples of Dhimmitude (Dhimmis being non Muslims in Islamic lands) this response from the Jerusalem Post:
UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness, however, denied the reported details, saying “I have checked and double checked with sources in Gaza and there is no evidence of death threats made to UNRWA personnel.
“There is no evidence that any UNRWA aid was stolen.
Our aid delivery is secure and we have shown it to be so time and time again over many years. Moreover, we have demonstrated this repeatedly to the satisfaction of the Israeli military authorities and major donors such as the US. Everything is checked under strict procedures from the point of origin to the point of delivery.
There were two occasions after the fighting in 2008-9 when food aid was stolen. On both occasions I made strong public condemnations and on both occasions everything was returned. We are open, transparent and secure.“For years The Jerusalem Post has run editorials that time after time accuse UNRWA of supporting Hamas in a wide variety of ways. Now we are hearing the complete opposite – accusations that Hamas are threatening to kill our staff at gunpoint. The truth is that our neutrality is the family silver and we could not operate in combat zones such as Gaza, or indeed Syria without it, so we guard it jealously,” he said.
I am a bit confused. Neutrality while being bankrolled by and seeking funds from the Arab League? How does that work exactly? And even more bizarre is the reason this agency exists according to The Arab Daily News:
“UNRWA was established in 1949 after the new State of Israel refused to allow more than 750,000 Palestinian civilian refugees who had been forced to leave their lands and homes to return, and have remained outside of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel ever since. The refugees have since swelled to more than 5 million, and many of those living in Gaza are descendants of refugees forced to flee at gunpoint by Israel in 1948 and again in 1967.”
In 1922 Jordan was established and in 1994 a Palestinian State was established (thank you Bill and Hillary Clinton) so what is the purpose of UNRWA?
“Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950.
In the absence of a solution to the Palestine refugee problem, the General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA’s mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2017.
Other than to prove the United Nations is a wretched hive of scum and villany what is this agency for? Then there are the Israeli Arabs and the million Jews who were forced from their homes in Arab countries. Who had no UN agency purportedly holding their hands but they are not living in refugee camps. So what is the difference? Oh the Jews had nothing when they fled for their lives.
So if Palestinians are the middle class in Kuwait and other Arab nations, how is it that their state is unable to stand on its own. And lest anyone feel sorry for the Palestinians? They as a nation reacted to 9/11 as follows:
All I can respond is Nope. And pray for the families of those murdered on 09/11/01 and 09/11/12 (Benghazi)