Israel accuses UN employee of helping Hamas

Israel indicted an employee of the United Nations Development Programme on Tuesday, alleging that he helped the militant group Hamas.

This news comes just days after Israel accused a World Vision employee of funneling millions to Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

As The Two-Way reported last night, World Vision has cast doubt on Israel’s accusations, saying they seemed implausible.Israel, for example, says World Vision’s Gaza director, Mohammad El Halabi, diverted up to $50 million to Hamas, but World Vision says its entire operating budget in Gaza during the past 10 years adds up to about $22.5 million.

“World Vision’s accountability processes cap the amount individuals in management positions at his level to a signing authority of $15,000,” said Kevin Jenkins, president and CEO of World Vision.

Hamas also called the claims “baseless.”

[NPR]

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