Terrorist organization denies reports of UN humanitarian aid theft, accuses Israel of using claims to increase siege of Gaza; IDF releases photo of naval marina constructed with UNDP’s funds
Hamas denied reports released Wednesday of a United Nations employee in the Gaza Strip who abused his position by supplying Hamas with construction materials and information.
The terrorist organization responded to the arrest of the senior employee of the United Nations Development Program, Waheed Borsh, claiming the accusations are part of Israel’s plans to “tighten the siege” on the Gaza Strip. Hamas released the statement “These allegations are false and baseless. These accusations are part of the Israeli plan to tighten the siege on the Gaza Strip by going after the international aid organizations operating in Gaza and putting pressure on them. We are warning the Israeli occupation against the continuation of this policy, and call on the international community to shoulder its responsibility for these Israeli measures, which will lead to serious consequences if they continue.”
The IDF Spokespersons Unit releasing a photo of a naval marina constructed with United Nations Development Program humanitarian aid funds Wednesday, Borsh confessing to supplying Hamas with materials for it’s construction.
Borsh was arrested two weeks ago, a gag order placed on his arrest given an ongoing investigation. His arrest is the second announced in the past week of humanitarian aid workers in the Gaza Strip abusing their positions to fund and support Hamas. Last week, the regional director of operations for World Vision, Mohammad El Halabi, was indicted with twelve charges. He was responsible for systematically redirecting millions of dollars to Hamas, Halabi reporting over 60% of donations designated to the region as having been stolen to support the terrorist organizations’ efforts, estimating around $7.2 million annually.