Monday, October 04, 2004
The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Peter Hansen, admitted that the UN employs members of the genocidal terror gang Hamas: UNRWA Gaza head says group employs Hamas members.
"I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll and I don't see that as a crime," UNRWA head Peter Hansen told Canada's CBC television Sunday.
Hamas has been declared a terror organization by the US and Canada, as well as the European Union.
"Hamas as a political organization does not mean that every member is a militant and we do not do political vetting and exclude people from one persuasion as against another," he said.
In the interview, Hansen added that "whatever their political persuasion is" members of his staff are required to "behave in accordance with UN standards and norms for neutrality."
According to the interview, Canada donates $10 million to UNWRA a year.
Israel has long accused UNRWA and its Gaza chief of bias in favor of the Palestinians.
Hansen's remarks add further fuel to accusations made by Israel based on footage released by the IDF showing terrorists placing a Kassam rocket inside a UN vehicle.