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August 9, 2017 3:36 pm

Israeli Envoy: We Won’t Let UN Agencies Become Branches of Hamas

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Israeli UN Mission.

Israel will not permit United Nations agencies to “become branches of the Hamas terrorist organization,” the Jewish state’s envoy to the global body vowed on Wednesday, following the news that a UN employee in the Gaza Strip had been detained and questioned by the Shin Bet over suspected involvement in “security offenses.”

“While UN workers should be focused on humanitarian assistance for the local residents, Hamas is attempting to cynically exploit these officials and turn them into accomplices to terror,” Danny Danon said. “Over the past year, we uncovered a number of incidents in which UN workers took advantage of their positions to assist terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.”

“The UN must act to put an immediate end to this unacceptable situation,” Danon concluded.

Danon’s remarks were prompted by the publication of the details of the case of Nuseirat resident Hamdan Tamaraz — a UNDSS (United Nations Department of Safety and Security) worker.

“During questioning, information was received indicating his involvement in prohibited activity,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said of Tamaraz. “Following his questioning, he was released, and the findings of the investigation are currently being examined by the relevant authorities.”

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  • robert Davis

    Israel’s envoy to the un is absolutely right and considering the way the un organisations behave Israel should STOP cooperation with un organisations which have become arab terrorists’ agencies and accessories. Israel has the right from now on not to cooperate with terrorists accessories and reject every issue no matter their name un or others.

  • These terrorist infiltrators use agencies like the UN Department of Safety and Security as a front to promote terrorism. This proves America should end its UN contributions until there’s real reform.

  • zvi gross

    Is that a surprise?

  • Efram Paul

    Why was he released? Given the UN’s unofficial mission, I would assume that ANY employee of the UN in the middle east is working as a, or for terrorist(s).