IDF arrests 8 UNRWA employees for participating in Hamas terror – report

Out of a total 12,000 UNRWA employees, 9,500 have Hamas ties. 

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

Over the course of the IDF’s operations in Gaza, 8 UNRWA employees have been arrested over alleged connections with Hamas, and in some cases, full participation in terrorist activities.

Maariv obtained a secret report available to the IDF detailing terrorist ties of UNRWA workers, and the information is being investigated by Israeli officials.

In response, UNRWA has reached out to Israel and has requested communication and access to those who have been arrested.

In addition, the UN organization has demanded information including where the individuals are being detained, why they have been arrested and if any direct ties with Hamas have been proven.

The arrests of the UNRWA workers took place between October to February.

At least one of the individuals arrested participated directly in the October 7th massacre.

The news of the arrests come as Israel has proposed having UNRWA removed from Gaza after it came to light last month that 30 of its employees directly participated in the October 7th massacre and many more had other types of involvement with Hamas.

At the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Israel Katz unveiled the “UNRWA Brochure” which detailed the terrorist involvement of UNRWA employees.

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Katz said, “The organization serves as an arm of the terrorist organization Hamas – its leaders should resign.”

Israel security officials sent documents to the war cabinet proving that of 12,000 UNRWA workers in Gaza, 440 are in Hamas’s military wing.

In addition, 2,000 additional UNRWA employees are involved with Hamas but are not it in its military faction.

The number of UNRWA employees who have relatives who are members of Hamas is 7,000.

All of these numbers taken together demonstrate that of 12,000 UNRWA employees, 9,500 have Hamas ties.

Shurat HaDin, a Tel Aviv-based organization representing families of victims and survivors of the October 7th massacre, is demanding that UNRWA be listed as a terror organization because of its proven ties to Hamas.