GOP demands Biden permanently cut off UNRWA after staffers allegedly joined Hamas in Oct. 7 Israel attack

Republicans are condemning the Biden administration for reversing former President Donald Trump’s decision to cut off funding for the United Nations agency where a dozen staffers allegedly participated in Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel.

The Trump administration decided in 2018 to cease funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, a move the Biden administration reversed in 2021 but paused on Friday after UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini announced the termination of the accused staffers. It is unclear if the State Department will permanently cut off future aid as GOP lawmakers are calling for. 

“UNRWA is supposed to be a humanitarian agency, yet their employees are supporting Hamas in its goal to eradicate the Israeli state and carry out genocide against the Jewish people,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Read more…

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