WorldIsraeli delegate calls on Guterres to fire UNRWA workers

Israeli delegate calls on Guterres to fire UNRWA workers


AA / New York

Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gilad Erdan has called on International Organization Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to fire a number of UNRWA employees, claiming they are inciting “terrorism and to anti-Semitism “.

This is what emerges from a letter sent Monday evening by the Israeli delegate to Guterres, consulted by the Anadolu Agency.

Erdan said his letter was based on a report published by an independent Geneva-based human rights organization called the United Nations Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM), which claimed that some UNRWA employees, through their accounts on social networks, violated the rules of the Organization and its values ​​such as its zero tolerance with racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism.

The Israeli official said that the human rights organization’s report “contained a description of the behavior of dozens of UNRWA employees in more than 100 cases in which they spoke on social media of a manner inciting terrorism or supporting anti-Semitism “.

“The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) proves once again that it is not a humanitarian organization, but an organization which promotes terrorism under the United Nations auspices We have a clear request from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, regarding the immediate termination of the contracts of all employees participating in the report, subject all other employees of the organization to a thorough review and dismissal of any employee who behaves in the same way, ”he said.

He also called for a commission of inquiry to be established and for all countries that fund UNRWA to stop providing funds.

UNRWA was created by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in 1949 to provide assistance and protection to Palestinian refugees in five areas of operations, in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and the Strip. Gaza.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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