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Disturbing Investigation Into UN Employee Who Allegedly Detained Israeli Hostage

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn demanded an investigation into allegations that a UN agency employee detained a hostage kidnapped by Hamas during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

The U.S. will not support Hamas’ terrorism and UNRWA has faced allegations of corruption and helping Hamas.

Blackburn and others have called for defunding UNRWA if the allegations are true. (Trending: Olympic Gold Medalist Sentenced For Jan 6)

“The United States will not be complicit in propping up Hamas’ terrorism, and this report further proves why deep change is necessary within UNRWA before we even consider providing another dollar to the agency,” wrote Sen. Blackburn to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.

“It is deeply concerning that, despite the prevalence of these reports, the United Nations has seemingly done nothing to investigate or prevent the siphoning of UNRWA funding by terrorists, and UNRWA continues to double down on its claims that each subsequent, documented report is ‘unsubstantiated.’”

Journalist Almog Boker reported that, “One of the abductees, held for nearly 50 days in an attic, reveals he was held by a [UNRWA] teacher – a father of ten children.”

“This teacher locked the victim away, barely provided food, and neglected medical needs … These are not isolated incidents; these civilians are terrorists,” continued Boker.

Adding, “Present at the Saturday massacre, they’re now revealed as integral to holding hundreds captive, including women and children.”

Germany has already frozen funding to UNRWA.

The UNRWA concluded, “UNRWA and other entities in the United Nations have asked the journalist to provide more information on what we consider to be a very serious allegation. Despite repeated demands, the journalist has not responded.”

Boker responded, “This is not a ‘claim.’ This is the testimony of a survivor, an abductee who was held captive by Hamas. More evidence is coming. While Hamas is holding 136 Israeli hostages in Gaza, I cannot share information that could endanger them or identify the survivor.”

“Not one more U.S. taxpayer dollar should go towards funding UNRWA,” demanded Blackburn.

“We have known for years that this is an antisemitic organization. It has become crystal clear that the United Nations is complicit in Hamas’ terrorism,” added the senator.

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