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.”