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On July 30, three IDF soldiers were killed by a booby-trapped UNRWA clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel.


Over 80 kilograms of explosives were built into the clinic walls.

There was no comment from UNRWA on this, but serious questions have been raised regarding precisely how much can go on without UNRWA staff being aware of what is taking place.

On July 26, IDF troops discovered a massive terror tunnel underneath Gaza that was dug 25 meters deep and had entire underground rooms built to withstand airstrikes.

In these bunkers they reportedly found large bags of UNRWA aid – sacks of rice and even building material. (The photo below is from the IDF.)

There has been no comment from UNRWA on this, either. But here it appears we see evidence of the linkage between UNRWA relief personnel and the Hamas personnel who work the tunnels. UNRWA’s relationship with Israel

While UNRWA personnel decline to accuse Hamas of endangering civilians or acting in defiance of international humanitarian law, precisely the reverse situation prevails where Israel is concerned. UNRWA spokespersons and various senior members of the administrative staff have few inhibitions when it comes to making these charges.

A few examples:

“We condemn this callous [hard-hearted, unfeeling] shelling and the extensive loss of life in the strongest possible terms” — UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl

“I also condemn use of force by Israeli security forces on Gaza that cause civilian casualties in violation of international humanitarian law” — Robert Turner, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza

“Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced. “…Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school… “I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces.” — UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl [An alleged attack was] “tragic and appalling” — Chris Gunness, UNRWA spokesman “We call on Israeli security forces to end attacks against civilians & civilian infrastructure which are contrary to international law” — UNRWA tweet

“We are very disturbed that people with disabilities are among victims of Israeli strikes on #Gaza”

The charges leveled at the IDF by UNRWA are precipitous: there is a rush to judgment before sufficient investigation of the circumstances has been done. One can see this in the statement above by Robert Turner. He segues immediately from “our initial assessment” to “this serious violation of international law.”

UNRWA does not acknowledge that Hamas has bases of operation near its facilities and shoots from them at the IDF.

Thus, when there is shooting in the general area of an UNRWA installation, a charge is immediately leveled that carries with it the implication that the IDF is willfully shooting directly at the installation. There is no readiness to concede that either the IDF was shooting at a nearby Hamas base, or that it was actually a stray Hamas mortar or rocket that hit the installation.

Interestingly, it is John Ging, the former director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, and now the director of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations, who is prepared to be truthful about the circumstances. He told Radio Canada that, yes, Hamas shoots rockets into Israel from residential areas and from near UNRWA facilities. Among the numerous incidents in which unreasonable charges were leveled at the IDF by UNRWA, this one stands out as notable:


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David Bedein is Bureau Chief of Israel Resource News Agency, presenting news items and analyses not often seen in your standard mainstream electronic or print media, even if you live in the Middle East. He is the Author of "Genesis of the Palestinian Authority", published in March 2017 and "Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered", published in May, 2014.


  1. Everyone of us needs to rise up, sounding the alarm, warning the nations to awake out of their sleep and slumber, against a people so brutal, so bloodthirsty, wanting to rule the world with their sharia law. Brutally murdering any who doesn’t submit to their law. Do you think this is a game? Do you think these people aren’t serious? Do you think it won’t happen to you and your country? Wake up and rise up and stop these people. Reject their way of life, for only you can. Shalom everyone.

  2. Israel begs to be destroyed…because it violates the TORAH which does NOT allow Israel to make treaties with its enemies….check it out!
    what did the TORAH mean….didn't the forefathers make peace with the enemies and write on huge stones that they made peace…YES but those were not treaties….the peace they made was YOU stay on your side of the stones on your side of the border and we will stay on our side….that made peace…but a peace TREATY is where you have 100 page document (or more pages) that gives up all kinds of crazy things like land and land and more land and rights to this and rights to that to the ARABS!!! and in return the arabs will now and then say they want peace with Israel (no penalties for arabs lying and making war) the land give away of GAZA should have (not been done) said IF arabs attack Israel Gaza will be taken BACK and they have to move to SINAI or to Jordan etc…no penalties only free gifts given to arabs in PEACE TREATIES (those peace treaties should be more correctly called suicide treaties (suicide of Israel and its Jews)

  3. Israel should have used the gaza war to declare that arabs (ALL ARABS don't single out 10 arabs for being bad…ALL ARABS are involved!)
    never had and legal or moral rights to any Israel land but Israel foolishly wanted to make permanant peace with the arabs bit the arabs have once again shown that they will NEVER make peace and ONLY want to destroy Israel PIECE BY PIECE (the only peace treaty arabs will make is PIECE TREATY(to kill and destroy Israel and Jews PIECE BY PIECE)
    so that ISRAEL DECLARES IRREVOBABLY to the world that all the land in Israel is now and always officialy Israel and JEWISH forever…NO MORE TALKS of peace for land…and no more talks of Palestinian country carved out of JEWISH ISRAEL…that is OVER!
    so stall the peace talks…refuse to talk peace while even on rock is thrown in Israel….and wait for new president….help to get the right guy elected…and then make your declaration of ISRAEL NOW AND FOREVER NO PALESTINIAN STATE>>>>LET THEM MOVE INTO JORDAN///or be dispersed amongst the 22 arab countries or move into the 65 mile Sinai country offered them for free by Egypt

  4. at the same time secretly (so don't show your new weapons in weapons shows each year to be sold to arabs….and Europe….they all will give as gifts your weapons and technology to your enemies to use against you….get some brains….keep your best weapons and antiweapon technology secret and use only in wars and let the enemy say how the heck to they do that….don't advertise or display or sell your secrets to anyone else! its as dumb as having hamas shoot up a seminary and none of the 75 girls die…..hamas says what the heck…..and you go on the news that night and say that after davening at 8am each day all the girls put on bullet proof vest which saved them from being killed today….
    next day all 75 girls are shot dead at 7 am while davening…..who told you to shoot off your mouth…let the enemy wonder in amazement and not know your methods nor your technology!

  5. so Israel should work hard right now and always to come up with super weapons even the USA and EUROPE do not have…and keep them secret…don't discuss….use them quietly when needed but punish any reporter or soldier who mentions or discusses what you are using…no pictures no stories allowed

  6. and shut down newspapers and magazines for months who reveal secrets that are best kept quiet….why should enemy know during or even at end or war or ever OH THIS IS HOW YOU DEFEATED US oh this is how you find our tunnels or this is your new weapon….keep it a mystery

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