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UNRWA Suspends Employees for Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts
The United Nations has taken disciplinary action against at least 22 employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) who used social media to promote anti-Semitism, the watchdog organization UN Watch reported Thursday. The employees’ misconduct was initially exposed in reports published by the watchdog organization in September and October.
UN Watch noted that the disciplinary actions, which were communicated within a transcript of a press briefing and not a standalone announcement, were taken despite several vehement denials of misconduct by UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness.
During the 2014 war in Gaza, Hamas weapons were uncovered at UNRWA facilities at least three times. Cooperation between UNRWA and Hamas previously prompted Claudia Rosett, a journalist in residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to say the organization is “complicit” in terror.
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