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Sen. Ted Cruz Sounds Alarm: ‘The United States Should Immediately Halt Funding To UNRWA’

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The Biden administration’s substantial financial support for the U.N. agency for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA, is facing criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz due to alleged benefits for the Hamas terror movement.

Cruz called for the halt of U.S. funding to UNRWA, citing its direct benefit to Hamas.

UNRWA has received $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer money since 2021. (Trending: Fox News Star Accused Of Major Scandal)

The agency’s alleged complicity in supporting Hamas and promoting antisemitism has raised concerns, with accusations of employing individuals connected to terrorist movements and using its schools for storing Hamas weapons.

These allegations have sparked calls to replace UNRWA with a more responsible organization.

The Biden administration’s significant financial support for the U.N. agency for Palestinians in Gaza, UNRWA, is facing criticism from Senator Ted Cruz due to allegations of benefiting the Hamas terror movement.

Cruz called for halting U.S. funding to UNRWA, citing concerns about resources going to Hamas.

However, the National Security Council defended UNRWA’s humanitarian work, despite accusations of Hamas ties and antisemitism in UNRWA schools.

“The United States should immediately halt funding to UNRWA and work to replace it with a more responsible organization. UNRWA provides direct benefit to Hamas by distributing resources across the Gaza Strip that go straight into the Hamas war machine, which means their activities pose a direct threat to Israelis and Americans,” Cruz said.

“U.N. Relief Agency does important work. In fact, they’re doing a lot of heavy lifting right now in terms of trying to get food, water, medicine to the people of Gaza, all up and down the Strip. They’re doing a lot of work, and they’re doing it in harm’s way – very much so in harm’s way,” U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.

“And you can’t hold them accountable for the depredations of Hamas and the way Hamas uses civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, to – for command and control, for storage of weapons, for the holding of hostages.”

“With Allah’s help, they (the Jews) will all die,” one UNRWA school student said.

“We will free Palestine and sacrifice martyrs to free Palestine,” another said.

“Attacks such as these attempt to discredit the Agency despite the lifesaving work it carries out. The latest video, circulating on X (formerly Twitter), attempts to link UNRWA’s education system to violence, using clips of alleged ‘UNRWA’ students and teachers,” UNRWA spokeswoman Juliette S. Touma wrote.

“The videos do not portray the reality in UNRWA schools. UNRWA dismisses those accusations in the strongest possible terms. UNRWA firmly condemns the antisemitic and inflammatory statements made during some of the interviews filmed.”

“We also have serious concerns around the potential harm caused to children through the making and publication of these videos. UNRWA has zero tolerance for hate, discrimination or any action that could be viewed as taking sides in conflict. UNRWA prides itself on providing a quality education in line with U.N. principles to Palestine refugees.”

“To ensure no controversial material is taught in schools, the Agency undertakes regular and meticulous review of all textbooks and learning materials used by UNRWA schools to ensure their compatibility with UN values and principles.”

“UNRWA has a long history of employing people connected to terrorist movements like Hamas, promoting antisemitic textbooks, and using its schools to store Hamas weapons. It is unthinkable that U.S. taxpayer dollars would be used to help fund such an organization,” Sen. Jim Risch said.

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