Jan 22 2024

No Money to Hamas

I hate to admit it, but it’s true - our tax dollars may be used to empower Hamas.

In the past few years, the Biden Administration donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  In fact, in 2022 alone, the United States provided $344 million to this agency.

There have been concerning reports about the effectiveness and the mission of UNRWA.  According to the USAID Office of Inspector General, who is responsible for oversight, there is “deliberate interference and efforts to divert humanitarian assistance” in regions where Hamas operates.

Moreover, there are alarming accounts of Hamas tunnels suspiciously close to UNRWA schools, as well as teachers promoting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages on social media.  Most recently, we have seen troubling reports that an Israel hostage was held in an UNRWA teacher’s attic after being kidnapped in the October 7th attack.

All of this points to the question: Are the American tax dollars used to hurt our ally, Israel?

That is why I led the effort last week calling for the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, to explain why UNRWA continues to support and finance terrorist activity.  American’s tax dollars must not be used to undermine our greatest ally in the Middle-East, Israel.

I will continue to demand answers from UNRWA to make sure not a single cent of your money makes its way to Hamas!

Read the letter here: