UNRWA. It's like this...

Ron in Regina

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Biographies of UN employees who took part in the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel.

Satellite photos of Gaza schools constructed atop buried terrorist bunkers.

Hamas rocket launchers installed within metres of marked United Nations compounds.

This is just a portion of the Israeli intelligence that Canada had access to when the Liberal government decided on March 8 to resume funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Global Affairs Canada announced the decision despite several other countries, including the United States, opting to waiting until the conclusion of a UN investigation before making any decisions on resuming funding they had also paused after allegations from Israel of links between UNRWA and the Oct. 7 terror attacks led.
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National Post was granted exclusive media access to the intelligence given to the Trudeau government — a dossier spelling out Israel’s case for Canada to permanently stop sending tax dollars to the controversial UN agency.
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After allegations in January of UNRWA members taking active roles in the Oct. 7 massacre, the United States announced a temporarily funding halt.

Canada and numerous other nations followed suit, but Ottawa reversed course two months later, in time to deliver this year’s $25-million installment of a $100-million funding pledge to UNRWA made last year by the Trudeau Liberals.
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In contrast, the massive appropriations package passed by the U.S. Congress late last month included a statutory ban on funding UNRWA until March 2025.
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Japan, Australia, Finland and Sweden have also resumed their funding.
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The intelligence briefing shown to National Post included 43 slides laying out a comprehensive dossier of evidence, including information gathered from communications of Hamas operatives, social media, and video of the Oct. 7 attack. Some of it bore the logo of iNet, the Israeli operation that synthesizes open-source intelligence for the state’s defence establishment.
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According to the intelligence — which Israeli diplomatic officials confirmed to the Post was made available to the Canadian government before March 8 — Hamas views UNRWA as a pillar of its civil rule providing the support that allows it to put greater focus on its military and terrorism programs.
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“Hamas is deeply and systematically embedded in UNRWA,” the briefing states.

“Hamas members serve in all sectors of UNRWA activities, including in key positions.”
The Israeli UNRWA dossier suggests that as many as 2,135 UNRWA employees are members of Palestinian terror organizations — more than three-quarters of them belonging to Hamas.
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Of those, 327 are in the Al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’s military wing.

The dossier also contains over a dozen biographies of UNRWA employees who allegedly participated in the Oct. 7 that killed approximately 1,200 people in Israel, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

Eighteen UNRWA school principals in Gaza are identified by Israel as alleged combat militants for Hamas.

Israeli officials said that while Hamas’s influence over UNRWA was common knowledge, it wasn’t until the Oct. 7 attacks that the full scale of the infiltration came to light.

“While we gathered intelligence on Hamas, more and more links to UNRWA came up,” a senior Israeli diplomatic source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the National Post.

“The problem is that Hamas infiltrated into the ranks of UNRWA in a systematic manner, in a way that Hamas perceived UNRWA as a strategic asset.”

He said that UNRWA’s assertions that militant employees are merely a few bad apples don’t hold water.

“If UNRWA will not recognize that there is a problem, it will be impossible to fix it,” the source said.

“Because the infiltration is so wide, we believe it is beyond repair, and we don’t want to see the continuation of the activity of UNRWA in the Gaza Strip.”

To fill the gap, the source said Israel has been providing Gaza with humanitarian aid, but much of that is still being intercepted and seized by Hamas.
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“Not all of the humanitarian aid reached the civilians, Hamas was trying to use this aid for its own purposes,” he said.
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Hamas is known for using civilians as human shields in Gaza, placing rocket launchers, command posts and other strategic targets among and even inside schools, mosques and hospitals.

Israeli intelligence has uncovered at least 32 UNRWA facilities within 20 metres of Hamas installations in Gaza.

A tunnel underneath the UNRWA-run Maghazi Prep School B in central Gaza was discovered in 2017, while the bunker beneath the UNRWA-run Zaitoun Prep School B was found in 2022.

The principals of both schools — Khaled Said el Masri and Mohammed Shuwaideh — also moonlight as Hamas militants, Israel alleges.

Despite UNRWA’s condemnation and promises to fill the tunnels, Israel maintains they’re still in use.

Maps show arms warehouses, tunnel access points and logistical centres placed adjacent to UN-run schools, residences and facilities throughout the Gaza Strip.

One satellite image depicted construction of an underground bunker in 2010, with an updated image from last year showing an UNRWA school built overtop.

Another near Rafah showed Hamas rocket launchers just metres from a mosque and schools, and throughout nearby UN refugee camps.

Yet another outlined Hamas’s intelligence headquarters and a computer server farm underneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters.

Hamas officials speak openly about the importance of their tunnels and underground bunkers in their war against Israel.

Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy chair of the Hamas Political Bureau, told Russia Today in October that the Gaza tunnel system was designed to protect fighters and their infrastructure from Israeli counterattacks.

“We have built the tunnels because we have no other way of protecting ourselves from being targeted and killed,” Marzouk said when asked why Hamas didn’t also invest in bomb shelters for Gazan civilians.

“These tunnels are meant to protect us from the airplanes. We are fighting from inside the tunnels. Everybody knows that 75 per cent of the people in the Gaza Strip are refugees, and it is the responsibility of the United Nations to protect them.” (???)
The old “Not my job!” defence.
 

petros

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Biographies of UN employees who took part in the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel.

Satellite photos of Gaza schools constructed atop buried terrorist bunkers.

Hamas rocket launchers installed within metres of marked United Nations compounds.

This is just a portion of the Israeli intelligence that Canada had access to when the Liberal government decided on March 8 to resume funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Global Affairs Canada announced the decision despite several other countries, including the United States, opting to waiting until the conclusion of a UN investigation before making any decisions on resuming funding they had also paused after allegations from Israel of links between UNRWA and the Oct. 7 terror attacks led.
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National Post was granted exclusive media access to the intelligence given to the Trudeau government — a dossier spelling out Israel’s case for Canada to permanently stop sending tax dollars to the controversial UN agency.
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After allegations in January of UNRWA members taking active roles in the Oct. 7 massacre, the United States announced a temporarily funding halt.

Canada and numerous other nations followed suit, but Ottawa reversed course two months later, in time to deliver this year’s $25-million installment of a $100-million funding pledge to UNRWA made last year by the Trudeau Liberals.
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In contrast, the massive appropriations package passed by the U.S. Congress late last month included a statutory ban on funding UNRWA until March 2025.
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Japan, Australia, Finland and Sweden have also resumed their funding.
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The intelligence briefing shown to National Post included 43 slides laying out a comprehensive dossier of evidence, including information gathered from communications of Hamas operatives, social media, and video of the Oct. 7 attack. Some of it bore the logo of iNet, the Israeli operation that synthesizes open-source intelligence for the state’s defence establishment.
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According to the intelligence — which Israeli diplomatic officials confirmed to the Post was made available to the Canadian government before March 8 — Hamas views UNRWA as a pillar of its civil rule providing the support that allows it to put greater focus on its military and terrorism programs.
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“Hamas is deeply and systematically embedded in UNRWA,” the briefing states.

“Hamas members serve in all sectors of UNRWA activities, including in key positions.”
The Israeli UNRWA dossier suggests that as many as 2,135 UNRWA employees are members of Palestinian terror organizations — more than three-quarters of them belonging to Hamas.
View attachment 21756
Of those, 327 are in the Al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’s military wing.

The dossier also contains over a dozen biographies of UNRWA employees who allegedly participated in the Oct. 7 that killed approximately 1,200 people in Israel, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

Eighteen UNRWA school principals in Gaza are identified by Israel as alleged combat militants for Hamas.

Israeli officials said that while Hamas’s influence over UNRWA was common knowledge, it wasn’t until the Oct. 7 attacks that the full scale of the infiltration came to light.

“While we gathered intelligence on Hamas, more and more links to UNRWA came up,” a senior Israeli diplomatic source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the National Post.

“The problem is that Hamas infiltrated into the ranks of UNRWA in a systematic manner, in a way that Hamas perceived UNRWA as a strategic asset.”

He said that UNRWA’s assertions that militant employees are merely a few bad apples don’t hold water.

“If UNRWA will not recognize that there is a problem, it will be impossible to fix it,” the source said.

“Because the infiltration is so wide, we believe it is beyond repair, and we don’t want to see the continuation of the activity of UNRWA in the Gaza Strip.”

To fill the gap, the source said Israel has been providing Gaza with humanitarian aid, but much of that is still being intercepted and seized by Hamas.
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“Not all of the humanitarian aid reached the civilians, Hamas was trying to use this aid for its own purposes,” he said.
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Hamas is known for using civilians as human shields in Gaza, placing rocket launchers, command posts and other strategic targets among and even inside schools, mosques and hospitals.

Israeli intelligence has uncovered at least 32 UNRWA facilities within 20 metres of Hamas installations in Gaza.

A tunnel underneath the UNRWA-run Maghazi Prep School B in central Gaza was discovered in 2017, while the bunker beneath the UNRWA-run Zaitoun Prep School B was found in 2022.

The principals of both schools — Khaled Said el Masri and Mohammed Shuwaideh — also moonlight as Hamas militants, Israel alleges.

Despite UNRWA’s condemnation and promises to fill the tunnels, Israel maintains they’re still in use.

Maps show arms warehouses, tunnel access points and logistical centres placed adjacent to UN-run schools, residences and facilities throughout the Gaza Strip.

One satellite image depicted construction of an underground bunker in 2010, with an updated image from last year showing an UNRWA school built overtop.

Another near Rafah showed Hamas rocket launchers just metres from a mosque and schools, and throughout nearby UN refugee camps.

Yet another outlined Hamas’s intelligence headquarters and a computer server farm underneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters.

Hamas officials speak openly about the importance of their tunnels and underground bunkers in their war against Israel.

Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy chair of the Hamas Political Bureau, told Russia Today in October that the Gaza tunnel system was designed to protect fighters and their infrastructure from Israeli counterattacks.

“We have built the tunnels because we have no other way of protecting ourselves from being targeted and killed,” Marzouk said when asked why Hamas didn’t also invest in bomb shelters for Gazan civilians.

“These tunnels are meant to protect us from the airplanes. We are fighting from inside the tunnels. Everybody knows that 75 per cent of the people in the Gaza Strip are refugees, and it is the responsibility of the United Nations to protect them.” (???)
The old “Not my job!” defence.
Would you trust the FSB version of what went down in Mariupol?
 

petros

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Don’t trust much but shoveling it out there to get conversation flowing.
Ɓest to wait and find out.

We were evacuated. Thank you very much to the Russian Federation. I would like to tell you a little about the situation in Mariupol. The mayor of the city immediately left us to the mercy of fate; all the houses, all the residential areas, and maternity hospitals were bombed. The Ukrainian military were hiding in the courtyards of residential areas, where people in the basements heard all these military actions and were very worried, afraid, afraid for their lives, for their children.

Next, the girl suddenly mentions that she has “two acquaintances from Azov” who “posted on social networks how they abused civilians, ordinary people, children.”

“Tell me more about this, please,” asks the voice-over.

At this point, Ustinova stammers and smiles embarrassedly, the operator interrupts the filming. There is a pause of approximately six minutes between the first and second parts of the video . The camera turns on again, and Ustinova begins to talk about Azov, this time without hesitation. She again mentions her friends from the regiment and the videos they published.

- [They] hid in schools, covered themselves with civilians, bombed a drama theater from the inside , hid along Kronstadskaya Street, hid in kindergartens, bombed a maternity hospital while operations were taking place there . It was very scary,” says Ustinova.
 

Ron in Regina

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EU countries on Friday put the military and special forces wings of Hamas and the armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad on the bloc's human rights sanctions list for their responsibility for widespread sexual and gender-based violence in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

The EU countries said the Qassam and Al-Quds Brigades and the Nukhba Force were now subject to an asset freeze and a travel ban to the EU. The provision of funds to them, directly or indirectly, is now also prohibited. Hamas and Islamic Jihad were already designated as terrorist organisations by the EU.

I wonder how UNRWA would fit into this?
 

petros

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I wonder how UNRWA would fit into this?
They wont. Once the port/base is set up blue hemets will ride shot-gun with aid.
 

Ron in Regina

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They wont. Once the port/base is set up blue hemets will ride shot-gun with aid.
Will the blue helmets hand off the resupply with the aid to UNRWA who in turn hands the bulk to Hamas & Friends? The new continuation of the old standard operating procedure? Something in place to prevent the same old same old?
 

petros

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Will the blue helmets hand off the resupply with the aid to UNRWA who in turn hands the bulk to Hamas & Friends? The new continuation of the old standard operating procedure? Something in place to prevent the same old same old?
It'll be supervised. That, you can count on. Until they have a social structure and Govt itll just be eternal chaos.
 

Ron in Regina

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The majority of Canadians and Americans do not trust the United Nations, according to a new poll. According to the survey, only 38 per cent of Canadians and 30 per cent of Americans trust the UN.

The Leger survey for the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the Metropolis Institute was conducted about four months after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, 2023. Since then, the UN has been under fire for its response to the attack, and for a UN agency’s alleged connections to the Hamas terrorists.
The influence of the Arab bloc on the United Nations Security Council has led to countless resolutions against Israel over the years. In one of the recent UN resolutions, out of the 15 members of the Security Council, 13 voted in favor of a ceasefire in Gaza. The United States exercised its power of veto and the United Kingdom abstained.

The UN’s illogical and disproportionate antisemitic resolutions can be traced to Israel’s insults to Arab honor by defeating them in the 1948 War of Independence and in Israel’s victories in the wars over the years. The shameful statements of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has turned a blind eye to the terrible October 7 massacre, have unmasked the UN bias anew.

The monstrosity that is Hamas, supported by terrorist states led by Iran, is proof of what we and our longtime leaders have failed to understand. This is not a war over territories “conquered” from an Arab Palestinian people that never existed. This is primarily a religious war.
 
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Ron in Regina

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The UN is investigating itself twice to be thorough. The United Nations appointed former French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna to lead the UNRWA neutrality review in February after Israel alleged that 12 of UNRWA staff had taken part in the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attacks on Israel which triggered the Gaza war.

In a separate investigation, a U.N. oversight body is looking into the allegations against the 12 UNRWA staff.
 
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