What Others Are Saying
The United Nations Relief and Aid Works Agency
UNRWA’s bizarro world extends to its 30,000 employees, almost all of whom are Palestinians, making it the largest employer in the West Bank and Gaza, apart from the government, and a main source of political patronage. It is, in effect, not an independent UN agency but an organ of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and of Hamas in Gaza. Not surprisingly, UNRWA facilities long ago became terrorist bases, according to the Jordan-based Journal of Palestine Studies. This view is supported by James Lindsay, a former legal advisor and general counsel to UNRWA, and former UNRWA Commissioner Peter Hansen, who told CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] “I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll ” and “I don’t see that as a crime.”
– Lawrence Solomon, executive director of the Urban Renaissance Institute and a member of the advisory board of StandWithUS Canada.
To read Solomon’s article in Canada’s National Post click here.
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