U.N. Poverty Funds Used to Fund Palestinian Political Aims

Fox News reports the following:

GAZA — The Gaza Strip is one of the poorest, most overpopulated areas in the world with 1.4 million Palestinians crammed into a 100-square-mile area. With 50 percent unemployment, the vast majority of Gazans live below a poverty line of $2 a day.

It’s exactly the kind of situation that the United Nations Development Program was set up to deal with, and the U.N. is spending millions of dollars there every year.

But FOX News has discovered that not all that cash is going to alleviate poverty. Instead, some of it is funding a Palestinian political campaign under the slogan, “Today Gaza, tomorrow the West Bank and Jerusalem.”

The article concludes with:

“This is simply outrageous,” said Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. “The West Bank is disputed territory under the U.N. Security Council Resolution 242. The United Nations has no business getting involved in sloganeering to call the Palestinians to also take tomorrow the West Bank and East Jerusalem.”

Gold claims the UNDP has also been giving money to organizations tied to Hamas. One UNDP bank transfer request, obtained by FOX News, shows the organization giving thousands of dollars to a Jenin-based organization with links to the militant group.

When the evidence obtained by FOX News was shown to UNDP headquarters in New York, officials said the funding was given “without their knowledge” and they said they were “surprised,” but there has been no word if the funding will stop or if disciplinary action will be taken.

My only comment is that the United Nations has proved once again that it is a corrupt, biased, ineffective organization and has probably outlived its usefulness.

4 thoughts on “U.N. Poverty Funds Used to Fund Palestinian Political Aims

  1. What a revelation! Is anyone suprised by this? This has been going on for years. We should pull out of the UN, kick them out of the US and let them fund themselves. We’ll see how long they can survive without Uncle Sugar’s BIG WALLET! Great Post – Great Blog!


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