UN’s alarming complicity: Hamas exploits its premises for terrorism

Failures of the world prove that it does not abide by its principles of neutrality, impartiality and respect for international law.

Israelis protest against the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which has been directly linked to Hamas terrorism, at their offices in Jerusalem on Feb. 5, 2024. Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90.
Israelis protest against the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which has been directly linked to Hamas terrorism, at their offices in Jerusalem on Feb. 5, 2024. Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90.

Relieved Israelis applauded the safe return of two Israeli civilians in a heroic commando rescue operation this past week. This success comes at a time of great difficulty for Jews and Israelis around the world who are under attack by Hamas supporters simply for being Jewish. The hostage rescue comes days after long-standing accusations of U.N. complicity with Hamas were validated as true. Much of the world is on edge as the Israeli Defense Forces seek to rescue the remaining hostages while rooting out the rest of the Hamas terrorists who hide themselves among their own Palestinian citizens, endangering their lives and using them as human shields.

Israeli commandos successfully rescued two Israeli civilians in a daring nighttime operation after 129 days in captivity. The mission demonstrated Israel’s commitment to bringing home its hostages, even in highly risky scenarios. Hailed as “among the most successful rescue operations” in Israel’s history, Fernando Marman, 61, and Louis Har, 70, both Argentinian Israelis, were being held under armed guard in an apartment in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. A few days beforehand, the IDF discovered a large tunnel where a dozen hostages had been held; soldiers found supplies from the United Nations. Hamas terrorists still hold 134 hostages captive in Gaza.

Hamas Data Center Located Beneath U.N. Headquarters in Gaza

The complicity of the United Nations with Hamas, both historically and in the Oct. 7 terrorist attack, continues to be uncovered. Israeli troops discovered a top-secret Hamas intelligence center located directly under the Gaza headquarters of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). A tunnel that snakes under the headquarters and ends under an UNRWA school across the street contained racks of computer servers, an electrical room and industrial battery power banks. There was an air-filtration system, a kitchen, offices, two bathrooms and living quarters.

Electrical cables literally connect from UNRWA’s communication room through the floor and into the Hamas server room in the tunnel directly below it. The U.N. headquarters also contained grenades, rockets, launchers, explosives and weapons. Hamas used UNRWA offices.

The head of UNRWA absurdly tweeted: “UNRWA did not know what is under its headquarters in Gaza. UNRWA inspects inside its premises. UNRWA does not have the expertise to undertake inspections of what is under its premises.” The United Nations has a long history of employing terrorist sympathizers as teachers and indoctrinating Palestinian children at their schools.

IDF Col. Benny Aharon: “There is no doubt that UNRWA staff knew that Hamas was digging a massive tunnel beneath them. There’s a perimeter wall, a gate, cameras; at the gate, they log who comes in and out. UNRWA provides cover for Hamas, UNRWA knows exactly what is happening underground, and UNRWA uses its budget to fund some of Hamas’s military capabilities, this is for certain.”

Pro-Palestinian Rallies in European Cities
Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, says that a double standard is applied to Israel: Mass rallies against the Jewish state are routinely held while other international conflicts don’t elicit a single response. Source: X.

Hatred of Israel Openly Turns Into Attacks Against Jews

Hamas supporters routinely allege that they are simply condemning Israeli government policies and not attacking Jews. There are too many examples that show these allegations are false. Jewish organizations recognize that criticism of Israeli policies, similar to critiques of other countries, is not antisemitic. Israelis routinely criticize their government—rallies against the current Israeli prime minister have been going on for more than a year.

Illegitimate “criticisms” of Israel that cross the line into anti-Jewish hatred include holding Jews collectively responsible for Israeli actions; applying double standards; denying Jews their right to self-determination; outrageously comparing Israeli policies to those of the Nazis; and using blood libels to condemn Israelis.

Jewish schools, restaurants, hospitals and synagogues are being attacked globally under the banners of “Free Palestine” and “From the river to the sea,” a code phrase for the complete destruction of Israel. A mob screaming “Long live the intifada!” descended upon Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for seemingly no reason other than that it was founded by Jewish doctors to provide them with a place to train and work because of anti-Jewish hatred.

Pro-Palestinian Protest Outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto
Pro-Palestinian supporters banged on drums outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and called for intifada, or violence against Jews, worldwide as they rallied for the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. Source: X.

Jews worldwide also are being openly threatened. American social-media influencer Ariel Martin posted a TikTok video of herself with a Star of David necklace, and was told she “deserves to die” and “it’s not the right time to post about being Jewish,” as a way to shame and silence her. “Stranger Things” actor Brett Gelman stated that he fears for his safety after multiple bookstores canceled his book-signing events because of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel intimidation.

Another alarming recent example is in Australia. Pro-Hamas activists created a list called the Zio600; Zio is a white supremacist term for Jews. There are 600 Jewish academics and artists being targeted simply for being Jews. One woman claimed she should not be targeted because she is an anti-Zionist, but she was still included on the list. A Jewish couple received a photo of their 5-year-old son with the message, “I know where you live.” They are now in hiding.

A local Jewish community group responded: “There is no room for lynch mobs in modern Australia.” A local Jewish resident stated: “Every Jewish-owned business here is being attacked, online or in person, stickers of the Star of David, intimidation of staff, boycotting.” Similar actions are happening in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and around the world.

There are many examples of double standards that are routinely applied to Israel. The Jewish state is recognized as doing more than any other military to minimize civilian casualties, yet Israeli leaders are routinely instructed to avoid civilian casualties by the leaders of countries that don’t go to the same lengths that Israel does. Massive rallies call for an Israeli ceasefire while ignoring Hamas, as well as overlooking all other conflicts, particularly those where Muslims are victims of atrocities in places like Myanmar and China.

Points to consider:

  1. Israeli forces in Gaza have two goals: destroy Hamas and rescue all the hostages.

Hamas and Iran have publicly and proudly declared their intent to destroy the Jewish state. Israelis must keep fighting for their survival because if they lay down their weapons Israel will be wiped off the map. The IDF maintains two priorities in Gaza: dismantle the Hamas terrorist infrastructure and save the remaining 134 hostages. This operation is conducted to protect Israeli citizens from ongoing threats posed by Hamas, which has a long history of launching rocket attacks, building terror tunnels and promoting violence against Jews. The ultimate goal is to achieve lasting peace and security—free from the grip of Iranian-backed terrorist organizations like Hamas—to create a safer environment for both Palestinians and Israelis.

  1. Hamas can end the conflict at any time.

Hamas initiated the war against Israel on Oct. 7. The terrorist group still holds some control over Gaza and possesses the capability to end the war at any given moment. Instead, Hamas is still firing rockets into Israel. As the governing authority, Hamas wields the power to lay down arms before it causes the deaths of any more Palestinians and Israelis. Ending the conflict would alleviate the suffering of countless individuals in Gaza and Israel, allowing both communities to rebuild and pursue a future of stability and prosperity.

  1. The United Nations is complicit with Hamas.

The evidence of the complexity and sophistication of the U.N.-Hamas alliance in Gaza continues to multiply. It was well-documented before the Oct. 7 attacks that textbooks in U.N.-run schools incite Palestinian children to hate Jews and attack Israelis. Many U.N. teachers supported the Oct. 7 atrocities. Hamas built tunnels directly under U.N. facilities while its leaders continue to deny provable accusations against the world body. Evidence of U.N. infrastructure being used by Hamas for terrorist operations and U.N. staff turning a blind eye shows a troubling lack of accountability within the organization. These failures of the world prove that it does not abide by its principles of neutrality, impartiality and respect for international law.

  1. Anti-Zionism = Antisemitism.

Zionism—the right of Jews to a country in their ancestral home—is a significant part of Jewish identity. Jews longed to return to the land of their ancestors and re-establish their national independence. While criticism of specific Israeli policies is valid and should be subject to debate, anti-Zionism often exceeds legitimate discourse, morphing into discrimination against Jews. Denying the Jewish people’s right to self-determination in Israel is inherently discriminatory, and undermines the principles of equality and justice. Singling out Israel for criticism or applying double standards to its actions can mask underlying antisemitic attitudes.

  1. Zionist is often used as a code word for Jew.

“Zionist” is frequently used as a thinly veiled substitute for “Jew” in discussions of Israel and its policies. This linguistic sleight of hand allows individuals to mask anti-Jewish sentiments behind supposedly legitimate criticism of Israel and Zionism. Anti-Jewish bigots don’t want to be called out for targeting Jews but believe that they can get away with criticizing Israel and Zionists. This is why they intentionally hold signs stating, “Zionists off our campus,” because they know they will be immediately condemned if their signs demand, “Jews off our campus.”

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