House Foreign Affairs Committee Votes to Cut Off U.S. Aid to UNRWA

(Jewish Insider) Marc Rod - The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 30-19 on Tuesday to immediately and permanently cut off all U.S. aid to UNRWA in response to allegations that some of its employees were involved in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Republicans argued that UNRWA's ties to terrorism, the use of its facilities to house Hamas infrastructure and weapons, and its use of antisemitic classroom materials are longstanding. Reps. Kathy Manning (D-NC), Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) voted in favor of the move. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said, "UNRWA is the most corrupt, antisemitic, terror-complicit agency perhaps ever, but certainly at the United Nations. Yes, there are humanitarian concerns, we all recognize it. But it can't go to UNRWA. Their time is up."

2024-02-08 00:00:00

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