Is UNRWA complicit in war crimes?

Simply Jews: The question of whether UNRWA is complicit in war crimes is increasingly being discussed by a broader number of influential thinkers and lawyers, while in the background momentum is gaining to address this question in court.

UNRWA has unenthusiastically admitted on several occasions that militants in Gaza have used its facilities to store rockets and weapons, as confirmed by Ban Ki Moon, it has failed or is reluctant to provide the international community with appropriate documented evidence, and allegedly seems to have consistently returned the weapons to militants, rather than confiscate and publicly display the hoards.

“Yes, we uncovered cases in which weapons were stored in a small number of abandoned buildings. Yes, there were reports that Hamas rockets were fired from near UN premises.

Yet, let me be clear: Mere suspicion of militant activity does not justify jeopardizing the lives and safety of many thousands of innocent civilians.”
This may indeed lead to charges being directed in a wider range of subjects that will attempt to establish that UNRWA’s staffing in Gaza may have been infiltrated by militant organizations that placed operatives in key position within the organization itself.

Further question will arise as to how UNRWA funds are distributed and accounted for, with images surfacing of UNRWA labeled sacks of cement found in tunnels built by terrorist organizations. The wider scope of delving into UNRWA funding may lead to some serious implications regarding the organization’s accountability, transparency and complicity with terror organizations in the strip.

More on the subject of Cement and infiltration: ElderOfZion.

While researching this subject, we have also come up against increasing allegations that UNRWA has consistently and irresponsibly failed to protect the civilian population of Gaza, which it herded into shelters not designed to withstand warfare, leaving civilians in open enclosures that are vulnerable, while weapon stashes were hidden in UNRWA’s protected shelters.

Even as the subject of misappropriation of Palestinian aid funds was addressed in a few attempted investigation by the EU in the past, no serious considerations were ever attempted by UNRWA to follow suit.

Edit: Shurat Hadin’s take on the issue

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